A mother of six, Love Nwanyanwu, has cried out for justice after she was brutalized by her brother-in-law, Blackson Nwanyanwu who is the leader of Etche Legislative Assembly in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.
In a video record, the 46-year-old woman said Blackson, her husband’s nephew and three other relatives battered her to stupor on allegation that she was a witch, hindering their family, Blackson’s mother in particular.
Love, who had a swollen face and bruises in other parts of her body, said trouble started when she travelled to her husband’s hometown in Omualu community, Etche.
Last Sunday, the mother of six said she heard the councillor his sister and a male relative, shouting on top of their voices, and when she inquired, Blackson accused her of witchcraft and vowed to deal with her.
“I was surprised. The next thing I saw was that the three of them came at me, saying I was disturbing them and that I was a witch. They said anytime I come back, the house would not rest. I said how?
“They beat me up. After beating me and locking me up, one went outside, brought a chair and hit it on my head twice. When he (councillor) saw blood gushing out, he drove off. Others also left. With the blood, I shouted for help. They all said their brother is a councillor and nothing will happen. They said I am insulting and causing problem for their mother.
“I am calling for people to help me to seek justice. My husband trained him from secondary school to university. He lived with me for years when my children were small. I paid his last school fees and he promised that when he graduated, he would ensure my children did not suffer.
“I was asking him, is this the promise you gave me? Look at how he made me. He wanted to send me to an early grave,” Love said.
The woman claimed that her husband had been ill and was devastated by the incident.
When contacted, Blackson denied the accusation saying “I don’t know anything about that matter. The person in question is my uncle’s wife anyway. I only heard something happened. I was not there.”
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KanyiDaily had also reported how a Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumuni Danga, was dragged to court for assaulting and raping a young lady named Elizabeth over a Facebook post.