- A Nigerian man has beaten his wife mercilessly after she confronted him
- The woman had confronted her husband after he received a call from a woman whose name he saved as wife.
A human rights Facebook page owned by a Nigerian activist, Emeka Ugwuonye, has shared the story of a woman who was beaten mercilessly by her husband.
According to Ugwuonye, the woman’s tragic story was reported to him by a doctor who treated her after she was beaten.
NAIJ.com gathered that the woman had picked up a phone call meant for her husband from a lady which he stored her number as wife on his phone..
The woman confronted her husband, asking him to explain why the person was calling him.
According to the doctor, she also found out that her husband had sent N60,000 to another lady while she and her children complained of hunger.
Read the story as posted by Emeka Ugwuonye
"Yesterday, in a hospital in the outskirt of Lagos, a wonderful DPA doctor alerted us in the following message:
"A patient of mine just came with bruises all over her body. Beaten by her husband. ...I will send the pictures. She acousted him after she saw his phone ringing and the caller was stored as "wife" she wondered who might be his wife different from him."
"She picked the call and informed the caller she is the wife. She also discovered her own number was no longer stored as wife but with a different name from her. She complained of discovering that he sent about 60k to another lady while she and too children are in hunger."
"Today, before the lady was discharged from the hospital, I made contact with her. We discussed her safety going forward. We discussed her fears about going home to the husband that beat her so badly. DPA had wished that her discharge was delayed till tomorrow to give us more time to find a safe house for her. But her husband had a different plan."
"The husband is a leader of a group of touts known as Area Boys in their neighborhood. He led a bunch of violent thugs and he was at the hospital trying to force them to discharge his wife. He had sensed that there was trouble. He was not sure what it was exactly. But he was aware that some people led by one lawyer were trying to get him into trouble. He knew that the longer his wife stayed in the hospital, the more likely he would fall into a trap. So, he was really disturbing the hospital to discharge the lady. The lady was due to be discharge today, anyway. But he wanted that done in the morning and we wanted it done later so that we could do something to him."
"In the end, DPA was not ready to take the woman. And the hospital had no choice than to discharge her to her husband by 2pm. I finally spoke to the man. I made it clear to him that I would hold him responsible if anything happens to his wife. Also, I spoke to the woman. She is to call me once every week to assure me she is okay. And I will be sending a DPA probation officer to visit the woman every month to ensure that the man has stopped beating her."
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