Anambra State government on Wednesday said investigation has commenced to ascertain true cause of death of one late Ogochukwu Anene allegedly killed by her husband, Mr Wilson Uwadiegwu over a loaf of bread in Enugu state.
Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare in Anambra State, Hon Ify Obinabo disclosed this when the deceased mother, Mrs Cordelia Anene visited her in her office in Awka.
A video had gone viral alleging that one Ogochukwu Anene popularly known as Ada Àwka was beaten to death by the husband over loaf of bread.
But the commissioner pledged government’s collaboration with Enugu State government in investigating the case in order to get justice for the deceased.
“Since the deceased is from Anambra state, the state government will not keep quiet over the unfortunate incident but will make sure that investigation leading to the cause of death of late Ogochukwu is thoroughly carried out and concluded in record time,” she said.
Obinabo urged women in abusive marriages to always speak out and seek help instead of dying in silence as a result of what the society would say.
Earlier, Anene who alleged that her daughter was killed by the husband, said the worrisome aspect of the story was that the same husband fled immediately after carrying out the act.
She called on the state government to come to their aid and give her daughter justice.
Her words, “Ogochukwu was beaten by the husband because he ate the loaf of bread she bought for the kids and when the children wanted to eat, he became furious why they would ask him about the bread and pounced on her with mirror and other objects which left her in bad condition.
“Few days after the beating, her daughter was hospitalized at Niger Foundation Enugu where she suffered internal bleeding as a result of injury sustained during the beating.
“The doctors confirmed this after series of scan had been carried on her and referred us to Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku Ozalla.
“While all these were happening, the husband was no where to be found.”
The visibly devastated woman further alleged that the officer handling the case in Enugu appealed they dropped the case.
“Although we have gone for an autopsy but we have not been able to get feedback on the result rather, the officer handling the case is begging that we drop the case,” she sobbed.