One Uche Chukwuani has chained his wife, Mrs Ngozi Chukwuani to a pillar inside their residential house at no.1 Ike Street, Abakaliki, and fled to an unknown destination.

The Special Assistant (SA) to the State Governor on Security and Utility, Capital City, Saint Nchekwube Anakor disclosed this to Journalists in Abakaliki on Monday, said the victim was on chain for 18 hours before she was rescued.

Saint Anakor said the couple is married with children, adding that he brought a welder who came and cut the chain before the woman could be freed, as the husband had fled with the key of the padlock.

He said policemen from Eke-aba division Abakaliki had visited the scene, and were already investigating the matter, even as he assured that the man must be apprehended and made to face the law.

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