Social media has been awash with the news of an Ebonyi lady who called off her wedding because of constant physical abuse by her husband-to-be.
But over the weekend, David Okike, the Man whose Fiance, Helen Ozioma called off their wedding 72 hours to the day of the wedding over alleged abuse has denied all the allegations leveled against him.
Mr. Okike, in his defense on his Facebook page on Friday, accused Helen Ozioma of living a lavish and wasteful lifestyle and aborting three pregnancies belonging to him.
While agreeing that they sometimes had disagreements, Mr. Okike said such disagreements never turned physical.
He vehemently denied ever physically assaulting her.
He said: “Contrary to the statement my wife posted on her Facebook profile bearing Ada Uburu, which is currently trending, this is my story”.
“Let me first clarify that we have dated for over 8 years and she bears Ada Uburu with her official name, Michael Helen Ozioma, and another identity – Sandra Obi, which she uses to suit her purpose of identification at a particular time.
“Within these years, I have never on any occasion, irrespective of the level of provocation, raised my hand on her and this is because I respect and adore her”, he said.
Mr. Okike further stated that ‘there was no such occurrence where I raised a knife, cutlass, and or harmer on her and it was shocking to read her fabrications in that regard’.
“Accepted that there is no perfect relationship, I can’t deny the fact that we sometimes disagree but it never led to assault as she alleged.
“I make the above statements knowing that we were not leaving alone but surrounded by relatives which can as well serve as witnesses to how we lived while we were together in my house.
Mr. Okike said he is still in touch with Helen’s mother to date adding that ‘this goes to prove that she is on her own and doesn’t enjoy her family’s support in the destructive line she has towed.
He also accused the wife of swindling him of his hard-earned money and postponing their marriage four times before finally calling it quits this week.
“This is difficult for me to bring to the public domain but I am aware that he who asserts must prove and that silence sometimes means acceptance and as such, I am handicapped safe from letting the public into this issue”.
“I am now certain that she isn’t the woman meant for me as she is more interested in tarnishing my image and ruining my reputation after swindling me and postponing our scheduled marriage for four consecutive times.
“To what gains exactly? Even after terminating three of my pregnancies without my consent. Why would a rational thinking woman keep quiet while I spend heavily on wedding arrangements when she was convinced she didn’t want the marriage to hold”, he said.
Mr. Okike claimed that Helen terminated the pregnancies because she never wanted a child before wedlock, which he accepted and respected her decision because of the love he had for her.
“After paying her bride price in 2020, she took in and terminated the pregnancy at Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki. That was the third pregnancy she terminated.
“I was pained and we had some misunderstanding and it got to a stage where my mother-in-law got worried if she could still get pregnant because of her series of abortions.
“Be it as it may, when we went for marriage counseling, the church decided that her condition doesn’t permit holy matrimony but rather marriage blessings, this got her unnecessarily worked up”, Okike said.
He said that Helen became hostile to him and got angry at any little provocation.
“It was the height of her frustration. She isn’t what I bargained for after all”, he lamented.
While noting that Miss Helen’s accusations are false and a ploy to lead the general public astray, Mr. Okike said he has accepted her decision to part ways.
He however revealed that she is pregnant with his child and that the custom of Ụbụrụ, their hometown, forbids him from collecting the bride price till the child is born.
“This is someone I have supported financially even to the extent of opening a pharmaceutical and poultry business for her, facilitated her Covid-19 grants which she never gave me a dime from, rather she had her way and lavished it on her extravagant lifestyle”.
“I thank God that she is taking this direction and I accept and respect her decision. But telling lies to play a victim, is way beyond normal and unacceptable.
“Regardless of what happened, she is having my child, and the Uburu tradition and culture don’t allow that I receive the dowry I paid as she is pregnant for me at present, when she delivered my child, I will surely receive my dowry. A woman with multiple identities”, he added.
Meanwhile, the woman who is running for her dear life also replied to him.
She said on Facebook
DAVID OKIKE I AM NOT YOUR ENEMY.
SORRY, I CAN’T MARRY YOU.
“Ma’am Osinachi Nwachukwu
You didn’t die in vain, God used you and saved me, I will always remain grateful.
I wasn’t strong enough to Call Off the wedding at first, my intention was, I am already in this mess if eventually we got married and everything keeps being Bad if God wishes we will go our separate ways. That was why at some point I started fighting for “Court marriage” which with both the help of our church pastor and my supposed husband’s immediate elder sister he accepted to do the court marriage with me.
But the unfortunate coincidence happened!!!
That same day Minister Osinachi Nwachukwu death surfaced on the internet, it was the same day My supposed husband beat me again mercilessly and it was his immediate elder sister who even pushed me into their room and locked the door to protect me, I wouldn’t expect them to be truthful about if their brother always beat me or not after all my supposed husband is their only son and brother.
After the BEATING I went to my father’s house, it was there that my little sister called and was like mum said David beat you again, I didn’t say anything. She went ahead and told me to check the internet that the Popular singer who sang Ekwueme is dead, and they said she was killed by her husband just the way David is beating me.
She asked me something that made me cry: Sis, do you remember our sister, your own immediate elder sister that died have you ever seen her again? She still went ahead to ask me did I had to finish my University Education to go and died?
I bluntly told her I don’t have MB which she immediately shared with me.
My heart was shattered not just only for Minister Osinachi Nwachukwu’s death but for myself seeing my death and because of what people will say I am trying to walk through it.
So that night I didn’t sleep I got a rethink.
I decided that if my supposed husband will be the only man that will marry me on earth, it’s better if I remained and die single.
Already I went to Obiozara police station to seek Advice, I told them I am not here to arrest anyone but I am so confused and I need advice. After narrating my story and showing my wedding IV to about 3 top police officers and they advised me to leave the village if I am no longer interested to marry the said guy, that marriage is not by force.
I planned to leave the village immediately even without telling anyone not even friends or relatives because I knew they were going to talk me into staying back.
On my supposed husband’s post yesterday 👇
He said I had scattered his marriage plans severally but that’s laughable because it was never my fault!
In Igbo land, there’s what they called “FREE BORN and NOT FREE BORN” (Ohu/Amadu). According to them, He is Not a “Free Born” and they cannot give their daughter who is a Free Born to him for marriage without a fighter. And this whole thing delayed the approval of the marriage. It surprises me that my supposed husband always sounds as if he’s not from Igbo land and knows nothing about Igbo tradition.
Anyways because of the love I have for him I told him not to worry that I am going to marry him whether anyone support me or not, after all, I don’t believe in any form of Segregation or discrimination. I divided my family into two just to be with him, I fought everyone just because of him, I disrespected everyone just to marry him, until I convinced my mother to back me up, thanks mum for always being there for us, for me and I am so sorry mum that I failed you.
Back to the subject matter, after all my fights and I succeeded in the marriage hold he turned against me.
He kept beating me in any little provocation, because he knew I don’t have anyone to talk to, after all at first my family asked me not to marry him that it’s against tradition and I decided to disobey everybody, all my family and friends turned their backs on me. At that point I don’t know who to talk to, all I always do is call the Chairman of our kindred to report to him how my supposed husband has been abusing me.
Even when I took in I will tell him to give me even if it’s a little space like a month before S*X, so that I won’t miscarry but he won’t rather he will drag me with me and end up beating me.
He practically caused all the miscarriages I went through by his BEATING and not even having common self-control.
It was never an Abortion, it was miscarriages (2)
And I have my EVIDENCE.
Please look into the Scan result below From Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.
That was the pregnancy that I miscarried last year due to his Violence and Rage he said Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Aborted his baby without his concept.
If the Hospital has CCTV, it will be recorded right there because it was her eldest sister Juliana Okike who accompanied me to the hospital.
Why did she accompany me and not my supposed husband?
He kept giving excuses, babe wait next week, next week that never finishes.
Women who had witnessed miscarriages will tell you how painful and heartbroken it is to know that you’re carrying nothing and you’re still carrying it… My good people in my case my supposed husband kept delaying everything, I kept begging him that even if he doesn’t want to go with me to the hospital that his eldest sister Juliana Okike is a health worker, he should send her with me, after everything he accepted.
Now tell me How did I go to the hospital without his Consent and do an Abortion?
It was a Miscarriage and only God knows what I went through.
PS: I should Live without anyone believing my Truth than for me to die proving Nothing.
This photo here was taken by his eldest sister Juliana Okike at the hospital with my phone.
Please guys are kind to my picture, I never knew we are going to a sleepover in the hospital that day so I didn’t remember to go there with my Wrapper.
I have made my DECISION and THERE’S NO change IT.
Guys: my supposed wedding Day is my SURVIVAL DAY.
HAPPY SURVIVAL DAY TO ME
Minister Osinachi Nwachukwu Lives Forever!