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Chioma Asomugha, Widow Cries Out, What Her In-laws Insisted Her To Do will Shock You
In some parts of the country, when a man dies, his wife will be subjected to ill-treatment, and it seems there is no end to this.
Again, a young widow, Chioma Asomugha cried out because of her in-laws’ insistence that she drink the water used for bathing her late husband’s corpse. The 34-year-old man from Ubahuekwem in the Ihiala region of Anambra spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
She said the deceased’s brothers, Charles, told her to drink water to prove she was not responsible for his death. The widow revealed that the couple and the four children lived in the Ajangbadi neighbourhood of Ojo.
Chioma Asomugha disclosed that the funeral would take place on Monday, June 14, and her in-laws had already kicked her out of their home.
“They insisted that before I was allowed to enter, I will drink the water used to wash my late husband’s corpse,” she complained.
Chioma brought the matter to the attention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Awka and his Oraifite people.
Laura Ugwuanyi, the NHRC coordinator in Anambra, called the family’s request unfortunate.
She regretted that efforts to resolve the case had not yielded positive results as the family did not cooperate.
Chief Gerald Nnabugwu, a community leader from Ubahuekwem and Anambra’s Information Commissioner C. Don Adinuba, has vowed to intervene.
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