Why I Opted For Suicide – 27yr Old Mother of 4 Narrates Gory Experience With Husband in Anambra

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A mother of four, Mrs Ifeoma Joy Obiora from Okpunoegbu Umudim Nnewi in Anambra State has recounted her ordeal in the hands of her husband, which led her to contemplate suicide.

Ifeoma was recently rescued from committing suicide, after she dropped a note on her Facebook page, saying she was ready to end it all, due to domestic violence against her by her husband, Mr Onyebuchi Obiora.

The 27-year-old Ifeoma who narrated her ordeal in Nnewi said in her 12 years of marriage, she had experienced various forms of domestic violence for nine years.

The 27-year-old Ifeoma who narrated her ordeal in Nnewi said in her 12 years of marriage, she had experienced various forms of domestic violence for nine years.

“My husband forces sex on me and had forced me to terminate seven pregnancies, made me to suffer various illnesses.

“I got married at the age of 15 when I was in Senior Secondary one and could not finish my education. Initially, My husband gives me N500 daily for my upkeep until after much plea he increased it to N1,000. l told him to open a business for me, but he refused, and due to my deficiency in education, l can not get any work.

Why I wanted to take my life was that my husband seized my car and bike keys and when asked, he said that he wants to put me where other men put their wives.

“I asked him for the keys to go and pick my kids from school, he said l shouldn’t worry that he will be doing that. l then collected N200 from him to go home. On getting home, my 11-year-old daughter told me that he heard her father discussing with the mother that on Monday, he went for prayers and the man of God told him to see him after service which he did and there he was told that he was not supposed to marry me, that two of us were not meant to be together, and that he should do all he could to cage me.

After hearing these and coupled with my health challenges and what l was passing through in the marriage, l feel like ending my life, that was why I wrote that on my Facebook page,”

She said people saw her post and started calling her, while others were praying for her.

“l was in the room when we heard a knock on the gate and the house boy came up and told my husband that some police officers were at the gate. He told the boy not to open the gate, the next thing is for him to start beating me, saying l had the guts to call police for him. l said l never did. He wanted to strangle me, he dragged me on the neck and came downstairs, my children were crying begging him to leave me.

hat everything was alright. l started shouting at the background that he wants to kill me; that was why they asked him to open the door for them which he did”.

She thanked the Director of SAFENEST, a human right and social welfare group, Mrs Chukwuenyem for rescuing her from abusive marriage and also taking care of her in conjunction with other groups.

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