Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
Helen Ozioma, the lady who called off her impending wedding with one David Okike, has denied aborting three pregnancies which belonged to her fiancee.
Following the accusations of physical assault which Miss Ozioma, also known as Ada Uburu, levelled against her fiancee, Mr Okike on Friday took to his own Facebook handle to debunk the allegations and accused her of deliberately terminating the pregnancies.
He also accused her of shifting their weeding many times before calling it off last week.
But Miss Ozioma in a reaction denied the allegations saying she had two miscarriages not three as alleged by Mr Okike.
She alleged that the miscarriages were induced by battering in the hands of Mr Okike.
Displaying a doctor’s report of the last miscarriage, she said doctors had to carry out an emergency operation on her to evacuate the dead foetus from her womb.
She said: “Even when I took in, I will tell him to give me even if it’s a little space like a month before sex, so that I won’t have miscarriage, but he won’t. Rather, he will drag with me and end up beating me.
“He practically caused all the miscarriages I went through by his beatings and he does not even have a common self control.
“It was never an abortion; it was two miscarriages and I have my evidence.
“Please look into the scan result below From Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, that was the pregnancy that I miscarried last year due to his violence and rage which he said (sic)Teaching Hospital Abakaliki aborted his baby without his consent.”
“If the Hospital have CCTV, it will be recorded right there because it was her eldest sister Juliana Okike who accompanied me to the hospital.”
Miss Ozioma alleged that Mr Okike refused to accompany him to the hospital for the procedure after she had miscarriage, but later agreed for his elder sister to accompany her.
“Why did she accompany me and not my supposed husband? He kept giving excuses, ‘babe wait next week’, next week that never finishes.
“Women who had witnessed (sic) miscarriages will tell you how painful and heart-breaking it is to know that you are carrying nothing and you’re still carrying it.
“My good people in my own case my supposed husband kept delaying everything, I kept begging him that even if he doesn’t want to go with me to the hospital that his eldest sister Juliana Okike is a health worker, he should send her with me, after everything he accepted.
“It was a miscarriage and only God knows what I went through,” she lamented.
Miss Ozioma further noted that despite the alleged abuse by her fiancée, she was ready to go ahead with the wedding but the death of the late singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, made her have a rethink and call off the marriage.
“I wasn’t strong enough to call off the wedding at first, my intention was, I am already in this mess, if eventually we got married and everything keep being bad if God wishes we will go our separate ways.
“That was why at some point I started fighting for “Court marriage” which with both the help of our church pastor and my supposed husband’s immediate elder sister he accepted to do the court marriage with me.”
She said that the day Osinachi’s death was announced, her fiancée beat her up again.
“It was his immediate elder sister that even pushed me into their own room and locked the door in order to protect me. I wouldn’t expect them to be truthful about if their brother always beat me or not after all, my supposed husband is their only son and brother.
“My heart was shattered not just only for Minister Osinachi Nwachukwu’s death but for myself seeing my death and because of what people will say (sic) I am trying to walk through it. So that night I didn’t sleep I got a rethink”.
She also said she sought advice from police officers at the police station in their community who advised her to quit the marriage.
On her fiancée’s accusation of shifting the marriage on different occasions, she said her family’s opposition to the marriage was responsible for the postponements.
She said that despite the resistance from her family she insisted on going ahead to marry him.
“After all my fight and I succeeded for the marriage to hold he turned against me.
“He kept beating me in any little provocation, because he knew I don’t have anyone to talk to, after all at first my family asked me not to marry him that it’s against tradition and I decided to disobey everybody, all my family and friends turned their backs on me.
“At that point I don’t know who to talk to, all I always do is to call the Chairman of our kindred to report to him how my supposed husband has been abusing me,” she added.