On Saturday, August 21, Chiamaka sustained an injury on her head when her husband mercilessly broke her head with an iron rod. This scenario got to the point where Chiamaka almost lost her life due to the violence unleashed on her.
She had endured years of torture, physical and emotional abuses from the husband, Mr. Obinwanne Chiafo, who hails from the same village as her.
Chiamaka revealed that she has been inflicted with torture from her estranged husband when she visited the Women Aid Collective, WACOL, August 24, to report the incident.
She narrated how the father of her children severely battered her, forcefully ejecting her from their matrimonial home five years ago, including taking custody of her six children. She has not been allowed access to these children.
She further noted that the perpetrator has married two different women after he forcefully evicted her, but she never objected. Notwithstanding, he still came around her parents’ house to regularly assault her.
“On that fateful day, Obinwanne came to our house and unleashed terror on me. He violently kicked down the door, dragged me on the floor and attacked me.
She was given some amount of money as assistance to take care of her immediate needs.
According to WACOL, “We have tried in our capacity to bring him to our office so as to hear his side of the story but he is nowhere to be found. He has been avoiding the police, even the traditional rulers in the community have done their best to bring him for questioning but efforts was to no avail”, she said.