Pregnant Woman And Her Unborn Baby Beaten To Death
The only clue about what happened to her during her over five years of marriage was the account of the neighbours who narrated how, on a particular night, Obinna, her husband, beat her up and she ran to their landlord’s house for safety.
Also, the little girl who lived with her revealed that Chinyere warned her not to tell her parents that her husband used to beat her up even while she was over eight months pregnant.
That explained the reason behind the series of miscarriages she had before her last pregnancy which was full term.
Her parents, worried that their daughter had about four miscarriages in less than four years, decided to take her to stay with them when she became pregnant after another miscarriage.
She lived peacefully with her parents and her pregnancy advanced with Chinyere in good health and high spirits anticipating the birth of her child.
Unfortunately for her, on her due date, her husband came to pick her up from her father’s house at 10 am to the hospital and as the dutiful wife she was, she obeyed him and went with him.
According to the doctor, the mother and the baby were confirmed healthy on arrival and the doctor asked her to go get her bag in preparation for delivery that evening. Obinna took Chinyere to their matrimonial home.
Sadly for Chinyere, he got into an argument with her over money, beat her up so badly and left her unconscious in the house. He left the house and switched off his phone and her phone so no one could reach them.
He left her in the house and every attempt made to reach them was futile. He later returned and took her to the hospital when he discovered she was dying at about 4.30 pm and did not deem it fit to contact her parents or siblings.
He did this so as not to run the risk of her coming out of the coma and telling her family her ordeal at the hands of her husband. It is also worthy to note that the hospital where she died is less than a hundred meters from her parent’s house
Obinna eventually came to her parents’ house around 8.30 pm to tell them she had passed on. Further findings from her siblings and the doctor’s confirmation revealed that Chinyere was brought to the hospital practically dead. The doctor decided to do a cesarean session to try and save the baby but it was all in vain.
Chinyere’s sad story is one among millions of Nigerian women who fall victims to sexual and emotional predators because they want to be accepted by the society at large.
They hide their ordeal from the very people that can rescue them. Their families. Women nowadays pretend that they are in happy marriages even when the obvious signs say otherwise.
For how long will we keep up with this trend of pretending all is well when it obviously isn’t? Must we live a lie for societal acceptance? Let’s come together and say no to domestic violence and spousal abuse.
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