Jay Keswani made news, in August, for allegedly assaulting his wife’s domestic help, Faith Nwaneri, on the Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos. Faith’s brother, Chukwuka, had made a public plea for justice. According to Punchng, Keswani was arrested on Tuesday, after about six weeks of evading arrest.
Faith was hit on the face on Friday, August 12, with a briefcase, for coming late to work. It was learnt that Faith sustained a facial injury after which she reported the matter at the Ikoyi Police Division.
Policemen from the division had reportedly gone to the Island to arrest the Indian, but were allegedly prevented from entering the area. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the Indian’s arrest, adding that he would be charged to court at the end of investigation.
She said, “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. He will be charged to court.”
“The arrest of Keswani who allegedly assaulted Nwaneri in August, came following the intervention of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, led by its Coordinator, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, after the victim’s family reported the matter to her office in Alausa.
Keswani was arrested by the police operatives from the Adeniji Adele Division after evading arrest for over six weeks.
Recall that Nwaneri’s brother, Chukwuka Ignatius, had brought the case of the assault to the public on August 12, 2016, when he narrated how his sister was beaten up by the Indian man for reporting to work late.
The victim suffered facial injuries and severe trauma after the attack and the case was reported to the Ikoyi Police Division but when policemen went to the Island to invite him for interrogation, they were prevented from going in to serve him notice by the security men.
Commenting on the arrest of the suspect, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, said he would be charged to court at the end of an investigation.
“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 evidence before the police indicate that he assaulted the lady. He will be charged to court.”