Lawyer and activist, Emeka Ugwuonye hashared his client’s
story of domestic abuse. The victim, Mrs Favour Ogbonna, has endured
physical and mental abuse from her husband since they got married in
2015. In fact, the beating started barely a month after their wedding.
wedded on the 22nd 23rd of August, 2015 and return to my husband’s
place after our traditional marriage. My ordeal started just a month
the present of his mother bcos my daddy called him on the phone n they
were discussing at the end he requested for provision but he was joking.
My husband called his mother and started insulting my parents n i told
him to stop insulting them he started beating
I paid. The next day my husband ask me how much I spent and I told him,
he said that the bill is too much why didn’t I price and I told him
that is not easy to argue for bills in the hospital. He started beating
me and I rushed to my uncle who called him and cautioned him and we went
back to the house.
April 2016 :I over heard my husband discussing on the phone with his
friend, after the discussion, my husband started insulting me and my
parents:I asked, him to stop that he started beating me and he seized
everything he bought for me and ask me to go. This issue was settled by
our marriage parents.
which he washed and spread outside were forgotten, for this reason he
kept me hungry for two days. I nearly lost my pregnancy bcos of hunger.
His sister settled this issue.
the morning. In the evening of the same day, I was also beaten
mercilessly. Later, my husband ran away for three days I was left
without food and I was forced to pack all my belongings to my father’s
revealed why he has not been happy with me and my parents. He said that I
belong to CULT GROUP, that he was informed that I am harlot agent while
in the University, that he wanted to terminate the marriage long ago
but because of the pregnancy he didn’t do it.
2017 :this date is unforgettable in my life. I was so mercilessly
battered by my husband that I felt unconscious with blood gushing all
over my body, still he held me on the ground and continued beating me.
It took the intervention of a passing by which his sister called before I
was rescued a life.
The mother of my husband is against the marriage because according to her I’m not from their side.
the latest beating, one month pregnancy of twin was aborted by the
beating. This was reported by the doctor and conveyed to him.
The irony of the whole thing now is that my husband is accusing me of
infidelity and he is now questioning the paternity of the 13 months old
baby. And I sued him to court.