A mother of five, Onyinyechi Ozokolo, nearly lost one of her eyes for stopping her husband from beating their 13-year-old daughter with a machete.
Narrating her ordeal to journalists in Enugu, the woman said she has been a victim of domestic violence all through their 13 years of marriage.
Onyinyechi and her husband, Ndubueze Ozokolo, hail from Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State but reside at Coal Camp, Enugu North Council area.
Onyinyechi said the incident happened on August 19, 2022, and that she narrowly survived the ordeal.
According to her, it all started when she attempted to stop her husband from beating their 13-year-old daughter with a machete.
“He was beating our daughter with a machete and I tried to stop him from causing grievous harm to the girl. He then turned towards me, held me and bit my left eye. We have been married for 13 years now and my husband has constantly beating me at every slightest provocation and minor issue within the period,” she said.
Onyinyechi said some concerned persons took her to the office of Women and Child Justice Initiative Nigeria (WCJIN), a non-governmental organisation in Enugu for counselling and assistance.
The husband denied the allegation, claiming that they were fighting when she brought a stone to hit him but the stone fell on her eyes and caused her the injury.
Meanwhile, the Founding Director of WCJIN, Mrs Amaka Ilodigwe, said the victim was breeding profusely when she was brought to their office and that she had a deep cut on her eyelid.
“We were able to get help for the woman and even wrote to the Central Police Station in the area after which the husband was arrested,” she said.
Ilodigwe said WCJIN would ensure that justice prevailed in the matter as the man would be arraigned in court soon.