An Indian man, from the Banana Island in Nigeria, by the name of Jay Keswani has been arrested for the alleged assault towards his domestic worker, Faith Nwaneri.
Keswani’s arrest took place on Tuesday after he had avoided arrest for six weeks prior.
Nwaneri’s brother, Chukwuka, spoke out about the violent attack towards his sister, as he told what led to the assault.
According to Chukwuka, Nwaneri had been late for work due to a delay beyond her control.
“Keswani’s wife queried Faith for coming late, and she explained that she was delayed by the security men at the gate for lack of a pass. The Indian’s wife became angry and reported Faith to her husband.
There was an altercation and my sister was hit on the face; she began to bleed. She fell and became unconscious, but they thought she was pretending.
When she regained consciousness, she headed for a public hospital at Falomo, and also reported at the Ikoyi Police Station. The police at Ikoyi invited the Indian, but he did not show up,” Chukwuka said.
When the Adenji Adele Division police headed to Keswani’s property in order to arrest him, security men stopped them in their tracks as they were prevented from entering the property.
As reported by PUNCH, the matter has been escalated to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT).
“The case was brought to our attention on September 14. It came to our knowledge that the case was first reported at the Ikoyi division, but the police at that level were unable to invite him. The case was transferred to another police section on September 2, but the Indian did not appear to write his statement until September 7. When the matter got to us, we referred the case to the Adeniji Adele division. The Divisional Police Officer referred the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, and the Commissioner of Police directed that the matter be charged to court,” DSVRT Coordinator, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said.
SP Dolapo Badmos, Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the report as true, by saying:
“The police arrested him on Tuesday. He was nabbed by the Adeniji Adele division. He was tracked to his house. When the suspect discovered that the police were on the lookout for him, he initially fled.
But when he thought the tension was down, he returned to his house and was arrested. The family support unit of the division is in charge of the case. The Indian has not confessed to the crime, but all the evidences before the police indicate that he assaulted the lady. He will be charged to court.”
At the time of writing, Jay Keswani insists that he is not guilty of the offence.