A teacher and mother of three children has died, days after she was allegedly beaten by her husband in New Nyanya, Nasarawa State.
PlatinumPost reports that New Nyanya is located in Karu Local government that shares boundary with the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The woman, named as Blessing Ugele, was hospitalized in one of the hospitals in Abuja for alleged jaw dislocation and internal bleeding before given up the ghost on Wednesday.
“Emmauel (the husband allegedly) hit Blessing with a plank severally, her Landlady fainted in front of our house as she ran to tell us….”
” She bled for 1 month, 2 weeks and 2 days from 3rd February 2021 to 7th April 2021 she also collected 11 pints of blood. She “MENSTRUATED” huge blood clots three times before she died,” Edoamaowo Udeme, quoted the deceased’s brother (Godwin) to have said.
Udeme, who runs a non-governmental organisation, Network Against Domestic Violence Foundation, made this known in a post on the group’s Facebook page, adding that the husband is now on the run.
She described the incident as heartbreaking, saying “I couldn’t sleep last night after receiving the call. She died on Wednesday 7th April 2021. She is STONE COLD in the Mortuary right now…..
“Tell me how a sane man can do this to a woman and mother of his three kids?
” Anyway, She is dead now, I hope he can REST!”
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Reacting to the development, Stanley Stan-wala, advised Nigerians to shun any marriage that involves violence.
” My people know when to leave an unsafe marriage, My people know when to call for help. The police, the human right, the court, the welfare, all these are agencies put down by the government to help people,” he said in a reaction to the Facebook post.
Another Nigerian, Harry Eragbe, described the rate of domestic violence in the country as alarming.
He said :”The rate of domestic violence is seriously troubling. Why do people endure these kinds of violence in the name of love? Love should care, protect and preserve….not to destroy and kill. This is sad!”