My husband tortures me with belt, teargas, policeman’s wife cries out


By Henry Okonkwo

A mother of four, Mrs Kate Ojemma, has cried out for help over severe domestic violence she has been subjected to by her husband named Mohammed Ojemma, who is a police inspector.

Mrs Ojemma narrated her plight in a petition to the government.

According to her, she now fears for her life after her husband turned her into a punching bag after they got married.

She wrote in her petition, “I am the legal wife of Inspector Mohammed Ojemma under Area Command Police Station, Sagamu, Ogun State. I’m writing this letter in a very unfortunate and hard situation. I have been through a lot in my life but this is something I wish no one would ever go through.

“I got married to my husband on the 11th of November 2008, and gave birth to four children for him. Since I got married to him, it has been a terrifying experience in which I just hope I will not be murdered by my own husband one day.

“On countless occasions has my husband beaten me as if I’m a goat. It became so serious that I get rushed to the hospital after I became unconscious whenever he starts beating me.

“Whenever he gets angry, he treats me like an animal, he uses belts, iron and even teargas on me. There are times that he points his gun at me threatening to shoot me. Many times, I run away from the house for days because of his threat.

“There are occasions where uses his horse whip to beat me. I could recall during one of the occasion that he has to pour hot water on me, cut my hair with scissors and tie me down with rope, then left me in the room for days; thank God for the neighbours can came to my rescue, if not I would have died.

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“As I’m writing to you now, I’m left with no properties; he took all my personal belongings and burnt them to ashes.

“Presently, he has taken in custody my four children in which the first born is just ten years of age after sending me out of the house and threaten to use my children for money ritual. He has told me that the day I report him to any governmental organisation, he will shoot me with his gun and nobody will question him because his a police officer.

“Attached with this letter is the picture of the scars on my body which is as a result of his domestic violence on me.”

The distraught woman is now pleading with the government and police high authorities to come to her aid and save her from being killed by her husband.


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