Thursday, March 24, 2016

Man who battered wife has signed undertaking never to do it again

I just can't with this story. I hope the next we hear of this will not be of her in a morgue.

Jude Izuakor the man who beat his wife almost to the point of death and abandoned her in a hospital reunited with her on Wednesday  after signing an undertaking not to batter her again and it was celebrated with champagne in the court premises in Lagos State, Nigeria.

After Mr. Izuakor almost killed his wife Gloria a couple of weeks ago,  there was a public outcry for justice after pictures of the injured woman made its rounds on social media. Women Arise, a non governmental organization led by Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin intervened and Izuakor was arrested and charged to court for the alleged offence. As part of the deal to settle the matter, Izuakor offered to sign an undertaking not to assault her again through the intervention of their traditional ruler, Eze Obu Ezeike of Nibo.

The undertaking also included:
That Mr, Izuakor allow his wife unhindered access to their matrimonial home and bed allegedly taken over by her husband’s male friends.

He would treat Gloria  as his wife and not a slave and would take care of his family.

When the matter came up at the last adjourned date, Izuakor, through his counsel, indicated interest to settle out of the court with his estranged wife. P.M.NEWS gathered that the settlement led to the estranged couple to travel to their home town to meet Eze Obu Ezeike of Nibo, their traditional ruler in Nibo in Awka south, Anambra State.

It was alleged that Izuakor apologized to his wife and signed an undertaking to live in peace with her and their three children. When the matter came up Wednesday, Gloria informed the court that she had written a letter to withdraw the matter as part of the peace agreement reached. Odumakin informed the court that Izuakor has shown remorse and has signed an undertaking to that effect. Consequently, the court struck out the matter and discharged Izuakor accordingly.

While the celebration was going on at the court Izuakor thanked those who assisted to reunite him with his family and said he had learnt his lesson and said men need to be cautious on how to treat their wives. Gloria on her part said she was happy to reunite with her husband and children and thanked Women Arise for the role it played from the beginning till the end.

Excerpt from PM News

1 comment:

  1. This is outrageous. Why go back? The women arise NGO should be closed