Mrs Cynthia Amaka Okoro, a nursing mother and an amputee, who hails from Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State, is now suffering the aftermath of the severe beatings from her husband that almost cost her, her dear life.
Mrs Cynthia, who is a graduate of the Imo State Polytechnic, has been suffering domestic violence for years immediately she met her husband in 2019.
The Physics graduate said she had to run away from her marriage with her baby who is currently sick after being almost beaten to death by her husband.
One of the sources, who craved anonymity, recalled how the amputee nursing mother tried to reach out to her on several occasions but she(our source) could not do much to help.
She further revealed that her mother rejected and disowned her because she(the mother) has always been against her (Cynthia) getting pregnant for a man who has not paid her pride price nor done any traditional marriage rites for her people.
According to her, “One of my legs was cut off as as a result of an accident which happened 8 years back, and has put a pause to my dream of getting a job.
“Although, life has been difficult ever since my dad, the bread-winner passed away, and then I crossed path with the father of my child in 2019, who happened to be an abuser.
“Though I got pregnant for him but had to run away because he beats me at any slight opportunity he gets. After being delivered of the baby, I went to my sister’s house since my mother won’t accept the child as she saw me as a family disgrace.
“Few weeks later, the father of the child came begging, I gave him a second chance, not knowing it was a second chance to kill me, I was beaten almost to death, and again, I had to run away back to my sister’s place, but was turned down as she lamented that her husband never welcomed the idea of me staying with them.”