A lady in Ebonyi State, Michael Ozioma Helen, has called off her forthcoming wedding due to alleged domestic abuse by her fiance.
She explained why she took the decision 72 hours to her wedding day.
Helen expressed disappointment over the behaviours of her fiance, who was her secondary school mate.
She a claimed the maltreatment started immediately after the fiance, David Okike paid her bride price.
According to her: “This was my secondary school classmate who I thought I knew to an extent. On December 28, 2020 he did the 1st and 2nd stage in my family marriage list which bride price happened to be on the 2nd stage which he paid. After he paid my bride price he started maltreating me.
“2021 was hell for me that at some point I left home, after everything we settled around November 2021 which he promised he will never beat me again. But still nothing changed.
Helen, while noting physical abuse was not part of the agreement between them, said she has been through a lot since the beatings started.
“This Saturday should have been my traditional and white wedding ceremony day. I supposed to be happy but I am not.
“For couple of months now I have been going through a lot.
“I have been in a toxic relationship for over a year now. I am aware that this may be a shock to many people, especially people from my home T
“My supposed husband hit and abuse me in(sic) any slightest provocation, just small misunderstanding without minding what condition I am into(sic)”.
She said she was cancelling the wedding because ‘I have chosen me and I will not live my entire life facing domestic violence.
“My supposed husband is full of rage, beating me with his belt, stick, broom is his daily routine.
“Many a times he had lifted his hammer on me and this Monday last week just because of little misunderstanding he beat me mercilessly and on the process of it he rushed into his mother’s kitchen for a cutlass.
“When I noticed he’s going for a weapon I locked the door behind him which he forcefully opened, both his mother and sisters and some neighbors were begging him not to cut me with the cutlass. With all these things and more I am fed up”.
While noting that the wedding was to hold on Saturday, Helen apologised to family and friends for any inconvenience her decision may have caused them.
“But I will not end up with a man who always promise that if I didn’t kill him, that he will kill me. I am still suffering from unstoppable headache I sustained from the head injury he gave me 3 weeks ago,” she said.
She stated the “bride price paid” will be returned in due time and urged everyone to respect her choices.
PDP crisis: ‘I Will Fight You – Wike Dares Ayu
RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Wike has ridiculed the embattled former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyiorchia Ayu, following...Read more
Court Affirms Victor Oye As Authentic APGA National Chairman
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday affirmed Victor Oye as the lawful and legitimate National Chairman of the...Read more
BREAKING: Ihedioha withdraws From Imo PDP Governorship Primaries
EMEKA Ihedioha, former Governor of Imo State, has announced his withdrawal from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governorship Primaries. The...Read more
1,000 Half-naked Nasarawa Women Protest Poll Results
NO fewer than 1,000 aged women from across the 13 local government areas of Nasarawa State on Monday held a...Read more
I Didn’t Say Yoruba Are Political Rascals — Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu
THE Chairman of the Elders forum of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, on Monday described as fake news a...Read more
Election Tribunal Grants Order For Labour Party To Inspect Delta Guber Election Materials
DELTA State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has granted an order directing the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to allow Labour...Read more
Imo Governorship Election: Labour Party Under Fire Over N25m Nomination Form
AHEAD of the Imo State governorship election scheduled for November 11, the Labour Party, LP, is under fire for fixing...Read more
Why I Sued PDP Chairman Ayu – Party’s Chieftain
A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Conrad Utaan, has revealed on Monday that he filed a suit...Read more
Umahi Not Competent To Be Senate President – Labour Party Senatorial Candidate
THE Labour Party senatorial candidate for Ebonyi South senatorial zone, Linus Okorie on Monday said that the outgoing Ebonyi State...Read more
BREAKING: INEC To Hold Supplementary Elections In Kebbi, Adamawa April 15
THE Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed April 15, 2023 for the conduct of all outstanding Governorship, National and State...Read more
Court removes Adamawa Lawmaker, Bororo
THE Federal High Court has sacked Member representing Mubi South Constituency in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon Musa...Read more
INEC Announces Date for Kebbi, Adamawa Inconclusive Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced that the supplementary governorship elections in Kebbi and Adamawa states will be held...Read more
Court Restrains Iyorchia Ayu From Parading Himself As PDP Chairman
A Benue State High Court sitting in Makurdi, state capital, Monday restrained the embattled Senator Iyorchia Ayu from parading himself...Read more
APC Attacks INEC for Declaring Kebbi Governorship Election Inconclusive
THE All Progressives Congress in Kebbi State on Sunday faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission for declaring the governorship election...Read more
Ike Ekweremmadu, The Corruption Senator That Turns Organ Harvester
Court Dismisses Forgery Case Against Petroleum Minister, Timipre Sylva (See Letter)
Full Video Documentary: Bola Ahmed Tinubu: From Drug Baron To President