Two police officers have told of their horror at discovering a woman’s bound and gagged body inside a shipping container.Queensland police sergeants Peter Venz and Sergeant Danny Rahe found the woman, later identified as Nikitah Beadman, who had been left to die at the Gold Coast property. She had been suffering abuse at the hands of her boyfriend Robert Galleghan for more than a year.
Officers then arrived at Galleghan’s home and found a semi-naked Ms Beadman, who had been bound, gagged and tortured. “When the doors opened we’ve seen the trolley, like a fridge loading trolley, and we could see a body strapped to it” Sergeant Rahe said. “That’s when we went inside and probably saw the most horrific thing we’ve seen … It was evil and depraved what I saw.”
Sergeant Venz added: “She had a blue yoga mat strapped around her head with wire and she was wired all the way down the shopping trolley. The wire was so tight it was just cutting into her skin.”
Galleghan was later apprehended and charged with torture, common assault and threatening violence. He was been sentenced to eight years jail but could be eligible for parole in less than three years. Nikitah is still in pain and will not be able to have children because of the abuse.