Army court-martials Sergeant for brutalizing wife, 6-month-old son in Kogi

By Noah Ocheni, Lokoja

The Nigerian Army has court-martialed one Sgt. Abdulrazaq Moshood, a Military officer with command Army Records,
Charimaigumeri barracks, Lokoja, Kogi State, for allegedly assaulting his wife and his six-month-old baby.

The assaulted wife who was identified as Mrs Firdause Abdulrazaq said she has been suffering in the hands of her husband since 2014 and decided to cry out for justice to put an end to the domestic violence meted on her by her husband.

The Authority gathered that Sgt. Abdulrazaq Moshood after allegedly beating his wife, inflicting her with bruises, drove her out of the house with their six-month-old son and two-year-old daughter.

Mrs. Abdulrazaq who converted to Muslim because of her husband narrated her ordeal that “My good people of Nigeria, all I want is justice. I have suffered in the hands of this man since 2014. Since I converted to Islam, it has not been easy for me. He always beat me as he like, and treated me like an animal”.

“I need justice. Me and my two children are suffering. We have no home, no business and no place to stay. I have a two-year-old baby and six months old son. Right now we are on the street. We are pleading and we are asking for help.”.

Some Non Governmental Organizations, including Challenge Parenthood Initiative, CPI, National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, FIDA, WRAPA, AONN/RECAN who have been following the case of Mrs Abdulrazaq confirmed the arrest and court-martial of Sgt. Abdulrazaq Moshood.

Speaking to the press on Wednesday, the Executive Director, Challenge Parenthood Initiative, CPI, Ms Eunice Agbogun told our correspondent that the NGOs pursuing the case will seek justice for Mrs Abdulrazaq.

With the intervention of National Human Right Commission, FIDA, WRAPA, AONN/RECAN and CPI, The Authority gathered that the woman and her 2 children were provided a temporary shelter, while the case was officially reported in writing and delivered to the commissioner of Police’ Mrs Agnogun added.

She pointed out that “On our return to her house last night to pick some of her clothes and to hear the side of the husband, we discovered that in addition to the normal key with which the door was locked, was also a handcuff just to deny the wife access into the house..”

The Authority further gathered that the accused was immediately court-martialed and instructed to report every one hour to 2nd Lt. S S Felix pending the outcome of the investigation.

Effort to speak with the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Command Army Record, Charimaigumeri Barack, Lokoja, proved abortive.

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