A middle-aged Nigerian woman, Mrs Onyinyechi Ozokolo, has been reportedly battered by her husband.
The woman nearly lost one of her eyes to domestic violence for stopping her husband, one Mr Ndubueze Ozokolo from beating their 13-year-old daughter with a machete.
Narrating the incident to journalists in Enugu, Onyinyechi said she had been married for 13 years and had been a victim of domestic violence in those years.
The couple hails from Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State but resides at Coal Camp, Enugu North Council area.
The mother of five said the incident happened on August 19, 2022, and that she narrowly survived the ordeal.
According to her, it all started when she attempted to stop her husband from beating their 13-year-old daughter with a machete.
“He was beating our daughter with a machete and I tried to stop him from causing grievous harm to the girl. He then turned towards me, held me and bit my left eye.
"We have been married for 13 years now and my husband has constantly beaten me at every slightest provocation and minor issue within the period," she said.
Onyinyechi said some concerned persons took her to the office of Women and Child Justice Initiative Nigeria (WCJIN), a non-governmental organisation in Enugu for counselling and assistance.
The husband denied the allegation, saying he did not bite his wife.
According to him, they were fighting and his wife brought a stone to hit him but the stone fell on her eyes and caused her the injury.
Meanwhile, the Founding Director of WCJIN, Mrs Amaka Ilodigwe, said the victim was breeding profusely when she was brought to their office and that she had a deep cut on her eyelid.
“We were able to get help for the woman and even wrote to the Central Police Station in the area after which the husband was arrested,” she said.
Ilodigwe said WCJIN would ensure that justice prevailed in the matter as the man would be arraigned in court soon.
She appealed to kind-hearted Nigerians to assist the victim financially in order to overcome her current predicament and establish a business.