A shocking case of domestic violence has been reported in Ekiti State, where the Chief Medical Director of Ekiti State Specialist Hospital, Ikere-Ekiti, Dr. Olubiyi Olaolu Abidemi, allegedly assaulted his wife to the point of coma.
According to a source close to the family, the incident occurred on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at their residence within St. David Hospital Compound, Ifaki-Ekiti.
The source claimed that the CMD had impregnated one of his staff members and demanded that his wife, Dr. (Mrs) Olubiyi Adenike, a lecturer at Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, should take care of her.
The source said that the wife refused to comply with the CMD’s order, which enraged him and made him threaten to kill her.
He then allegedly grabbed her neck and tried to strangle her, leaving her with severe injuries.
The wife was rushed to the Accident and Emergency unit of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, where she was admitted and treated.
The CMD, however, reportedly denied that he had harmed his wife and accused her of faking her condition.
The family of the victim has appealed to the relevant authorities to intervene and protect their daughter from her abusive husband. They also called for justice and accountability for the CMD’s actions.