A Nigerian lady identified as Joel Esther, made the move of taking custody of her child only for her to battered by her brother-in-law in the presence of her husband and his mother. Perhaps, other in-laws were present too.
According to Joel Esther, her mother in-law and husband never said anything to address the disturbing incident.
Here’s what she wrote;
See wat my brother in-law did to me and her mother my husband is not saying anything about it, I know God will fight for me. I am not ready to leave your house until you give me my right.
A similar incident occurred sometime ago between a woman and her husband’s brother. The said husband’s brother and his wife, were arrested for allegedly beating his brother’s wife to coma at Ajao estate, Lagos, over suspicion that she was having an extra-marital affair.
The issue between the couple and 29-year-old Bela started after her husband, Felix Omeneka, based in Amsterdam, instructed her to live in his family’s house at 1, Maduafa street, off Chief Vincent Eze street, Ajao estate, shortly after they got married in 2016. She stated that her stay in the family’s house became uncomfortable following series of quarrels between her and her in-laws, adding that it came to an unbearable height, as she was beaten between 11p.m and 4a.m by her brother-in-law, Kelly Omeneka and his wife, Mercy.
“The first attack on me occurred in May 2017, by Kelly’s wife, shortly after I started staying with my in-laws. But my mother-in-law intervened and said I should forgive her. My in-laws did not hide their dislike for me. When my husband visited, I complained to him but he pacified me to stay with them, saying he did not want me to live alone. Shortly after he left, I was attacked again. When I could not bear the attack and continued threat, I went to my elder sister’s place in Lekki. By December last year, Kelly told me to travel with them to the village but I declined on the ground that my husband was not around and also because I had an interview. He attempted to beat me but I left for my sister’s place out of fear. When my husband called, he told me to go back to where he left me and I obeyed and returned last Saturday to his family’s house.”