Victim of Severe Domestic Violence Cries for Justice


Two years after her husband, a banker, kicked her from her house and later turned up to allegedly maim and batter her, Ivie Edobor, a mother of three, has cried for justice after he was left out on bail without further recourse to her condition.

Taking to her Facebook wall, she accused her estranged husband, one John Edobor, of attacking her and battering her legs, while she was in the process of seeking for divorce. Tagging the Project Alert Facebook wall for help, the mother of three wrote, “Dear friend, to shed more light on my ordeal, this is my story. “Two years ago, my husband kicked me out of his house along with my three daughters aged nine, seven and four.

“I was forced to move back to my father’s house and struggled to provide for my three children as he completely neglected them and even took them off his medical insurance provided by his office Zenith Bank Plc.

“After much struggle, I finally got back on my feet. Got a great job, enrolled my kids in a new school and rented an apartment for my three kids and I.

“About Easter time this year he decided he was to be part of my children’s lives again. I allowed him access to the children as I felt we could be civil to each other for the sake of our children. At this time I had started putting my documentation together for the divorce process.

“Early hours of June 19th on my way back from a function, a friend had parked right in front of the gate of my apartment to press the bell for the gateman to open the gate and let me into the compound when suddenly he was rushed at and attacked by a man waving an object.

“The first impression was that it was an armed robber trying to rob us. My friend(a man) pushed him away but he came charging back; at this point I looked out the opened door and realized it was John Edobor, my estranged husband.
“Before we could react, a group of area boys showed up but rather than saving us from the assailant, they joined him.

“They proceeded to beat my friend on the floor giving John the opportunity to focus his attack on me. He used a metal bar (wheel spanner/ metal rod) to try hitting me on the head through the opened drivers door but I shielded it.

“Not satisfied with that, he turned to the passenger’s door and dragged me out to the floor. I landed on the floor with my legs extended where he proceeded to hit me on the leg continuously with the metal.

“When he was satisfied he was about going back to join the area boys, who had gathered around my friend when my neighbour who had heard my screams for help and saw from his window a man striking someone on the floor.
“Thinking it was an armed robber, he jumped down from his balcony with a machete to save whoever was being attacked.

“On getting down he was faced with my estranged husband whom he had prevented from entering my compound without my permission on two occasions, so he recognised him.
“It was at that point he overpowered John. The area boys recognised him (my neighbour) as a member of the security team for the street and backed off my friend.

“By that time I couldn’t stand up and my leg was bleeding profusely. I was rushed to the hospital where my jeans was torn off my leg to see the nature of my injury. The injury was so severe that my broken bone torn through my skin puncturing an artery in the process.

“Almost three months and two surgeries later, I have titanium plates and screws to keep my leg in place and I am unable to use my right leg.

“I still have my three children to care for and my life is at a stand still. The perpetuator was charged to court and released on bail three days later. Now he moves around freely carrying on with his life. Now is it wrong for me to cry for Justice?”