A woman, identified as Mrs. Chiamaka Okechi from Ezeama Mgbagbuowa, Enugu State, has been seriously injured by her abusive husband, Mr. Obinwanne Chiafo.
It was gathered that the victim who was forced to marriage at the age of 13 and started giving birth early, has not had it peaceful in her 13-year-old marriage as she has had to endure several forms of violence and abuses from her spouse.
According to an NGO, Women Aid Collective (WACOL), Obinwanne had severely battered his wife and forcefully ejected her from their matrimonial home in 2015, including taking custody of six out of their eight children .
Although he remarried, he later came back to plead for forgiveness and impregnated her again before abandoning her again. The latest incident was on the 21st August, 2020, when the estranged husband came to her house and unleashed terror on her.
“He pounced on me, kicked and punched me very hard all over my body, including several heavy blows that landed on my chest.
I screamed as a result of the excruciating pain, but he kept on and brought an iron rod which he used to hit my head, causing me severe head injury. It was at that point that he ran away,” Chiamaka said.
The victim went ahead to the Police station at Aguobu Owa, to report the incident but, unfortunately, was asked to bring money which she couldn’t afford.
She explained that after the incident, she has been suffering from severe pains on her head and chest and has been passing sleepless nights.
She also stated that she is unable to go home for fear that her husband would return to carry out his threat to kill her.
She pleaded with the law enforcement agencies to arrest her husband before he kills her.