Burnt pregnant wife recounts ordeal

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at 11:12 AM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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Mrs. Ifeoma Egeonu, the pregnant mother of two, who was set ablaze by her husband, last Saturday, has recounted the sad experience even as she expressed her readiness to forgive the offending husband. Ifeoma and her two children were set ablaze by her hubby, Mr. Alexander Ndubuisi Egeonu, popularly called Sagay, inside his container-shop for undisclosed reason. The husband had been on the run since the incident happened.

Speaking to Daily Sun on her hospital bed at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, where she was transferred to from the Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre, Ifeoma expressed shock and surprise about the action of her husband.

Also on admission at the hospital were her first son, Emmanuel, who was crying continuously obviously because of the pain he was suffering and his brother, Udochukwu. Both children are within the ages of two and three.

With most of her body wrapped with bandage, Ifeoma, who is heavily pregnant, said she was surprised that she is still alive. She told Daily Sun that she could not tell what might have pushed her husband into the devilish act.

She said she was so confused even at the point when her husband was pouring fuel inside the shop; “I was asking him what he was doing but before I knew it there was fire everywhere inside the container which served as his shop.

“The other woman who sells provisions was the person who pushed open the door as he tried to close it and ran away.
Ifeoma, who hails from Amuri in Nkanu West Local Government area of Enugu State, said that she and her two kids were staying with her mother but decided to visit her husband and celebrate the Independence anniversary with him.

“When he brought the fuel, I felt he wanted to use it for his generator but he was telling me that, ‘people are wicked; that the woman who sells provisions opposite owed him and had refused to pay up; somehow he managed to attract the same woman to the shop, telling her to talk to me.

“It was all confusing, but the next thing he started pouring petrol inside the shop and afterwards lit a match but the woman forced her way out as he tried to close the door on all of us. It was people around that came to our rescue but I and my children were already burnt. I thank God that we are still alive.”

Ifeoma said that her husband, who hails from Mbaitolu in Imo State, was fond of beating her.
“Most of the time, I will run to my parents’ house but he will always come begging,” she said.
Asked if she can forgive her husband over the incident, she replied; “If God can forgive us our sins why can’t I forgive other people. I believe in God and that is all I can say for now. She, however, ruled out the possibility of retuning to the man’s house again, asking; “if it is you that somebody tried to kill, will you go back to that same person again?”

She called for assistance from both government and other public-spirited individuals to come to their aid.
“There is nobody to help us now; it is only my brother who has been trying his best but he can’t shoulder this alone. He has already paid the bills at Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre from where we were referred to this place; but we are yet to pay for the deposit in this particular hospital. Of course, there will be other bills but we have faith in God,” she added.

Reacting to the incident, her brother, Mr. Sunday Ede, lamented the ill-luck of his younger sister as regards her marriage, saying he had severally discouraged her from marrying Egeonu.
“This is my immediate younger sister; she was with me during her secondary school days. But at a time this guy impregnated her and decided to marry her.

“As time went on, I started seeing the character of the man and I made up my mind that he was not good for her. Sometimes, she will return to my house and stay with us but whenever he comes begging, she will follow him again.
“The last time she retuned was a week before this incident; she had stayed with me for about a week until the man came and my sister said she was following him. I could not stop her but I warned her that she was on her own.”

He recalled how a friend called him on phone on the day of the incident to inform him of what happened, which he initially ignored.
“Few minutes later somebody came on a bike and told me that my attention was needed at the Eastern Medical Centre that my sister was on admission; that her husband poured fuel on her and her children and set them on fire .
“Out of anger I said I was not going that they should bury her if they have finally killed her; but the messenger urged me to go that they had been referred to the National Orthopaedic Hospital.”

Mr. Ede said he had never seen something of this nature in his life and expressed shock that somebody could set his own children on fire.
Meanwhile, the police in Enugu are still searching for Egeonu, who had disappeared after setting his wife and children ablaze.
Before the incident, Egeonu was said to be dealing in musical equipment and at the same time using a part of the container-shop, located at No 61 Mount Street, Idaw River area of Awkunanaw Enugu, as barbing salon.
giftmurphy at 12:02 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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OH MY GOD!THANK GOD SHE IS ALIVE TO TELL THE STORY...... Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
MissyBarbie at 12:14 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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Na wa oo......buh No Comment since dis has been going on for a long time and she refused to listen to her brother

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bassteed at 12:28 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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DEVILISH MAN.................
annkezs at 12:44 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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This man is WICKED, thank God that they all survive......what a world
cathy18 at 12:46 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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this is cruel n develish.....
kebella at 12:48 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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so pathetic :'( :'(

deboradomenech at 12:52 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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thank god 4  d life of the children & d unborn child, according 2 d story i do not pity d woman so much. who knows she may  go back to that devil due to her comment. well that is her own problem
ifexdemike at 12:59 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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the man must insane
deboradomenech at 01:04 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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look at her face  Angry Angry she go like d tin well well dat why she no fit liv  dat idiot. i which say she die, how she 4 take do wetin she cal 4give? na she holy pass lover woman like i talkam b4 i pity those children especially d unborn child Angry Angry in fact i dey vessssssssss
bellaprincess at 01:08 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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what a wicked man hmmmmmm.
aliaaz at 01:10 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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Angelita2 at 01:12 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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sagay why now? are you mad?
GOLDENMEDAH at 01:15 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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Nawa ooo, aiye le ooo,
giftmurphy at 01:53 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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GullahGeeche at 02:14 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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I am glad to know that she has a heart to forgive and the wisdom not to reunite with such a person. They should post a picture of this man and set up a reward for his capture.  He should be caught alive so that his eyes can see what he has done to his own flesh and face the courts for his actions!

Do not allow this man to go and marry another unsuspecting woman and her fate end up worst than this poor woman and her children. 
Domestic violence and abuse has to stop!  If you didn't want her, stop begging for her to return and send her away if she comes back on her on accord.

lanudja at 02:14 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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What is going on....what is all this God! Angry
acome at 02:18 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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embago at 02:23 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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i thank God you made it. i wish you and your children  quick recovering..take care!  
gogood at 02:27 PM, 4/10/2011 (6 years ago)
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nawaoooooooooooooo. today i know that the end time have come,only GOD know wat this woman do to her housband she have to tell us the true story wat happen,becos i know dat this man can not just do this for noting.BUT even do this man is a devel.
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