- A Nigerian lady, Michael Ozioma Helen, has called off her wedding over domestic abuse and maltreatment from her would-be husband
- In a now blown Facebook post, Helen said she had thought she knew her estranged boyfriend David well as they were former secondary school classmates
- Helen stated that she cannot live her entire life facing domestic violence and added that the bride price the man paid would be refunded
A Nigerian lady identified as Michael Ozioma Helen caused a huge stir on social media as she announced the cancellation of her wedding ceremony barely three days to the occasion - it was supposed to hold on Saturday, April 16.
Sharing her wedding invitation card with a 'CALLED OFF' boldly written across it in red, Helen opened up in a lengthy Facebook post that she has been suffering domestic violence at the hands of her would-be husband David Okiki.
Helen thought she knew David well
The lady said trouble started in her relationship after David paid her bride price. According to Helen, she had thought she knew him well owing to the fact that they were former secondary school mates.
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"This was my secondary school classmate who I thought I knew to an extent. On December 28, 2020 he did the 1st and 2nd stage in my family marriage list which bride price happened to be on the 2nd stage which he paid. After he paid my bride price he started maltreating me,'' she wrote."
Helen said David beat her at the slightest provocation with items like belt, stick, broom and even lifted a hammer on her. The businesswoman revealed that the relationship became toxic throughout year 2021.
The distraught lady said she didn't sign up for domestic violence and this informed her decision to call it quits.
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Helen who lamented that she still suffers unstoppable headache from the head injury he gave her three weeks ago hinted that the bride price would be returned.
"But I will not end up with a man who always promise that if I didn't kill him, that he will kill me.
"I am still suffering from unstoppable headache I sustained from the head injury he gave me 3 weeks ago.
"The "bride price paid" will be Returned in due time.
"Please Respect my choices. Thanks and God bless you all."
See her post below:
Nigerians root for her
Do Mi Nion said:
"If all you have just said is true, then there is no inconveniences caused. You just made one of the greatest decision ever. May God strengthen you and may the right man locate you."
Esther Osondu said:
"Not all women can do this, this decision of yours is brave and highly respected... Your beloved will come into your garden, you'll definitely meet a man who will love, respect, cherish you and so on... You've done well sis."
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Yvonne Stanley said:
"Nne please get the police involved. Let him sign undertaken never to come close to you ever. These type don't give up easily. Congratulations for the bold step."
Enyi Patrick Enyi said:
"God forbid! We shall never have another case of Osinachi Nwachukwu in Uburu. So sorry to hear about your predicament dear, may the Lord deliver you and grant you a better husband option in Jesus mighty name."
Ejima Lugard said:
"I salute ur effort and courage my sister; suffering in silent and smile is another thing on it own, it is better to make move in order to save ur head in a relationship than in marriage...I pray that the good Lord will replace him with another. u deserve a better man my sister."
Lady calls off her wedding after the payment of her bride price
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian lady had called off her wedding after the man had paid close to N1 million for her bride price.
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Narrating the story, a woman identified as Amanda Chisom on Facebook, said the lady (whose identity she did not disclose) had messaged her about how she made a guy who wasn't well to do to pay her bride price close to N1 million.
"So this babe in the inbox story today made this guy who is obviously not financial so stable dole out close to a million to marry her in absentia only to call off the marriage .
"What happens to the money he spent on her very hungry family yes because if my brother comes home with this list to marry anybody’s daughter I will ask him if they are giving out apple stocks with her . Should he not be suing her for breach of promise. How can anybody be this wicked?"