Police in Delta have arrested a man for allegedly holding his wife in a cage for four years and subjecting her to dehumanising conditions.
It was gathered that the suspect allegedly impregnated her three times while she was in bondage at their home in Orerokpe.
The couple have eight children together.
The incident got to the police after it was reported to a charity organisation Behind Bars Defenders.
Director-general of the organisation Harrison Gwamnishu said the suspect accused his wife of being behind his financial woes.
“She was peeing and defecating in the same room where he fed her bread. Not the regular sweetened bread though. She gave the said man eight children, three of which she had while she was locked up by him in Orerokpe community,” she told the news media.
Delta police spokesperson Onome Onovwakpoyeya also confirmed the incident.
“The DPO said the man alleged that his wife had a mental problem and that she is a witch. He said he took her to her family but they rejected her. He said he equally took her to several herbalist homes but after some time, he had to take her back home,” Onovwakpoyeya said.