Domestic Violence: Ondo woman gets severe matchete cuts in an attempt to quit marriage

A hairdresser and mother of three, Bisi Adeola escaped death by the whiskers recently when her husband, Shuaib Ajah, a driver nearly macheted her to death for daring to quit the 10 year old marriage.

The infuriated husband now on the run gave her several machete cuts on the head and hands leaving her in pool of blood.

The woman who had her two arms almost severed by the several attacks by the husband is now lying traumatized at the University Medical Sciences Hospital, Ondo.

Besides the several machete cuts, the woman also received deep cuts on her head with several stitches for the audacity to bail out from the relationship.

Relations and friends who spoke with The Hope Metro said the marriage had been marred by incessant fights and violence perpetrated by Ajah.

Narrating her ordeal during an interview, Mrs Adeola said the latest violence on her came for her audacity to threaten that she was quitting the marriage.

She claimed that the threat infuriated her husband whom she said to be short-tempered to butcher her into pieces like a cow.

The mother of three recalled that on the fated day, her husband locked the door to ward off any help from neighbours before attacking her viciously.

 In a low voice she said, “he threatened that he was going to kill me so that I would no longer be able to marry another man because I had vowed to quit the marriage.

“He first attacked me on my head, and as I tried to run for my life, I discovered that he had  locked the door.

“I struggled  with him in an attempt to defend myself. So, I tried to take away the matchet from him, but he overpowered  me and began to hit  me with the cutlass.

Adeola said the man later locked her inside her room while she laid in a pool of her own blood, probably waiting for her to die. She said she was later assisted by fellow neighbours who got the door broken down in order to rescue her.

She  described her husband, Mr Shuaibu Ajah, as a wicked man, whom she said was fond  of maltreating and beating her before she made her final decision to quit the marriage.

The victim’s  sister, who is taking care of her at the hospital , Oladuni Adeola, said her sister was not legally married to him as her dowry has not been paid till date.

 She said they were orphans and had no one to fight for them.

The Hope Metro learnt that the case has been reported at the Okitipupa police station  around Celestial Church, but no arrest had been made.

Reacting to the development,  the State Chairman of Federation of Women Lawyers Association (FIDA) Barr. Bola Joel Ogundadegbe, said the association would investigate the matter to ensure that the woman get the desired Justice.

Ogundadegbe  promised to contact the  appropriate  quarters to know if the case has been transferred  to the state State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) from where  female lawyers would swing into action.

She urged women to always report such matter as soon as possible for legal actions to be taken immediately.

As of the time of filling the report, the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Femi Joseph, said the matter has not been brought to his attention.

Published by Wonderlady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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