Heartbreaking story of how Engr. Chinyere Sylvia died with her baby from domestic violence

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:THE UNTOLD STORY OF ENGR. CHINYERE SYLVIA AKALEME (NEE IGBO)

The menace of Domestic violence in Nigeria and it’s implications on the families of the victims.

Ukan Kurugh shared the story below:

Late Engr. Sylvia


               
Unfortunately for Sylvia or Chinyere as she was fondly called by family and close friends, she did not live to tell her own story. She was cut down in her prime by the man she loved till death did them part Obinna Akaleme, her husband. She died on the day she was due to give birth after series of miscarriages in her husband’s house.


 A brief biography of the victim




Chinyere Sylvia Akaleme (nee Igbo) was born on 27 april 1981 into the family of Mr and Mrs Reginald Chiaka Igbo. The second child and 1st daughter of the  family with six other siblings, Sylvia was raised in a middle-class Catholic family residing in Ajao estate, lagos where she had her nursery, primary and secondary education. She was a very bright pupil and her position in class never went below the top three. She gained admission into the university of Ilorin in Kwara state where she read electrical engineering and graduated with second class honours. She started a career in information technology and quickly got several professional qualifications including sisco into her academic profile. She started her working career with Karox computers  before moving on to reliance info systems ltd where she became a product and sales manager

 Her last job was with the Wini group, an Ikeja based corporation.

 In 2012 she met and married Obinna Akaleme a farmer/ chef/ kitchen assistant and thus began her journey to an untimely death in the hands of the man she loved so much and catered for. She died on the on the 29th of march 2017 and she was committed to mother earth at the Ikoyi cemetery on the 19th of july 2017.
Engr sylvia is survived by her aged grandmother, her parents, siblings, uncles, aunties, nephews and nieces. May her gentle soul rest in peace, Amen.

 What Happened?
Her parents and siblings never knew Chinyere endured several years of abuse in the hands of the man she called a husband. She assumed the role of a typical Nigerian wife who must always display a non-existent happiness in a marriage filled with sadness and regrets. The only clue about what happened to her during her over five years of marriage was the account of the neighbors who narrated how on a particular night Obinna her husband beat her up and she ran to their landlords house for safety. Also the little girl who lived with her revealed that Chinyere warned her not to tell her parents that her husband used to beat her up even while she was over eight months pregnant.sylvia and a friend at an event.

 That explained the reason behind the series of miscarriages she had before her last pregnancy which was full term. Her parents got worried that their daughter had about four miscarriages in less than four years decided to take her to come stay with them when she took-in after her eight month old miscarriage.

 She lived peacefully with her parents and her pregnancy advanced with Chinyere in good health and high spirits anticipating the birth of her child. Unfortunately for her, on her due date, Obinna, her husband came to pick her up from her father’s house at 10 am to the hospital and as a dutiful wife she was, she obeyed him and went with him.

 According to the doctor, the mother and the baby were confirmed healthy on arrival and Doctor asked her to go get her bag in preparation for delivery that evening. Obinna took Chinyere to their matrimonial home. Sadly for Chinyere, he got into an argument with her over money, beat her up so badly and left her unconscious in the house. He left the house and switched off his phone and her phone so no one could reach them. He left her in the house and every attempt made to reach them was futile. He later returned and took her to the hospital when he discovered she was dying at about 4.30pm and did not deem it fit to contact her parents or siblings, he did this so as not to run the risk of her coming out of coma and telling her family her ordeal at the hands of her husband, it is also worthy to note that the hospital were she died is less than a hundred metres from her parent’s house. Obinna eventually came to her parents house around 8.30pm to tell them she had passed on. Further findings from her siblings and the doctor’s confirmation revealed that Chinyere was brought to the hospital lifeless (practically dead). The doctor decided to do a cesarean session to try and save the baby but it was all in vain

 

Chinyere’s sad story is one among millions of Nigerian women who fall victim to sexual and emotional predators because they want to be accepted by the society at large . They hide their ordeal from the very people that can rescue them. Their families. Women nowadays​ pretend that they are in happy marriages even when the obvious signs says otherwise. For how long will we keep up with this trend of pretending all is well when it obviously isn’t? Must we live a lie for societal acceptance? Let’s come together and say no to domestic violence and spousal abuse. There are many families like Chinyere’s who wish their children had remained single and lived with them instead of getting married and killed by their partners. Enough is enough!

Sylvia and husband Obinna

Via Ukan Kurugh

JAPAN’S ANNUAL PENIS FESTIVAL GOES VIRAL

The penis festival is one of the biggest events in Japan, and it is celebrated by a huge number of Japanese annually.



This is to celebrate the vital importance of penis in society, Walang says.

This is the time for everyone to experience sex at least once a year, both married and singles.

Prostitutes are also known to provide free sex in honor of the penis.

Source: Walang Lovelife

Man revealed as original target of the Ozubulu church massacre

Aloysius Ikegwuonu had been revealed as original target of the Anambra Catholic Church massacre in Sunday, August 6. by a journalist, Hillary Nnoruka.



Hillary Nnoruka, posted images of Aloysius Ikegwuonu via his twitter account @happyhilly writing: “The target of Sunday’s shooting at a Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State – Aloysuis Ikegwuonu a.k.a Bishop”



7 worshippers were killed yesterday after gunmen stormed St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu in Anambra state shooting sporadically at the congregation.


18 other people were injured in the attack and are currently being treated at the general hospital in Nnewi.


Reports making the rounds say the attack was a spillover from a drug related feud between two Ozubulu men who live in South Africa.

The feud was said to be between Chief Aloy Ikegwuonu a.k.a Bishop (rumored to be a drug lord), and another Ozubulu man popularly called Obrocho.

It was gathered that Bishop had arrived Ozubulu over the weekend for a relative’s burial ceremony and was expected to attend morning mass at St. Philips on Sunday but he didn’t show.
Anambra state governor Willie Obiano also visited the site of attack.
He Addressed the town and gave them hope of justice after thorough investigation.


Photo credit: Hillary Nnoruka @happyhilly on Twitter.

7 dead as gunmen attack worshipers in Ozubulu, Anambra church

There is tension in Anambra State following reported death of 7 worshipers as gunmen launched early morning attack during a Sunday service.




The attack occurred at ‎St. Philips Catholic Church, Amawka- Ozubulu, Anambra state.
Photos from the attack show a pool of blood on the church floor.
18 others were injured, sources say.

Locals in Ozubulu told Daily News Lagos  that the attack was triggered by a drug lord known as Bishop, whom after a getting paid for  aa hugr drug deal, did not pay his partner.

The unknown partner allegedly launched the attack on the church after getting news that Bishop was going to be in church this morning.

It is being peddled around that Bishop built the church with drug money.

Locals however claim Bishop arrived Ozubulu over the weekend for a relative’s funeral, but left the town without anyone’s notice.
Among the dead are a husband and wife who came to dedicate their son in church today. Locals say all three died in the attack.

Armed officials have surrounded the church building.

This story is developing…

Cleric in Kwara state on the run as human parts are found in his house

An Ilorin-based Islamic cleric in Kwara state, said to be in his 30s allegedly exhumed the corpse of his late friend for ritual purpose. 


The cleric is a resident of Eleran compound in Oloje area of Ilorin. 



He allegedly exhumed the remains of his childhood friend on Tuesday, seven days after his death. The community became aware of the development when the odour of the decomposing body took over the area. .

Members of the community then embarked on a search when the odour became unbearable. The search team later traced the odour to the apartment of the cleric. The door of the cleric’s house was forcefully broken and the search party discovered the decomposing corpse said to be that of one Sulaiman.

The deceased, according to the source, had gone out with the cleric last Wednesday and had complained of stomach ache not long after they returned. He reportedly died in a hospital the following day being Thursday and was buried the same day in accordance with Islamic rites.

The suspect, however, fled through a back door when he sensed that members of the community were tracing the source of the odour and is currently on the run.

The irate members of the community, however, beat up the father of the suspect before taking him to the Divisional Police Headquarters in the area.

They also demolished the building belonging to the family of the suspect. DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident saying investigation was ongoing on the matter.

Okasanmi also said some objects suspected to be human parts were recovered from the building before it wasmolished by the irate members of the community.

 Source: I. A Yinus on IG

 

One year later, boy chained and left to die looks healthy

One year later, 9-year-old Korede who was chained in Celestial church for 9 weeks and left to die looks very healthy.
Korede was chained by his parents for stealing according to the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who rescued him.

The NSCDC had said in a statement that its personnel rescued Taiwo Korede from the Celestial Church of Christ (Key of Joy Parish, Ajiwo) at Ajibawo in Ado Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.

The statement said Korede was rescued while in chains, and that the case had been transferred to the appropriate authority for further investigation.

Police say Korede was chained by the neck to a heavy log of wood in a room for “more than a month”.

The spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the boy was chained by his own father, a pastor in the church, who is currently on the run.

A statement by the NSCDC’s Ogun State PRO, Kareem Olanrewaju, said Korede was chained for repeatedly stealing soup prepared by his step mother.

“She reported to the Father who took step by chaining his hand and legs. This situation was on like that until a Good Samaritan informed NSCDC officials on surveillance patrol of critical infrastructure in the area, they immediately swung into action and ensure the boy was immediately rescued,” the corps said.

The young man who has since returned to school was adopted by the first lady of Ogun State Dr Mrs. Amosun.