Following up on the story posted earlier today detailing the tragic death of Chuks Okebata, here is a message from his widow.
US-based Chuks was assassinated after being abducted by unknown assailants. The deceased from Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state was in the country to celebrate the Christmas season.
The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Taiwo Lakanu, has assured the residents and the state government that the murderers will be arrested soon.
While investigations are ongoing, the deceased’s sisters drew online attention to the case by sharing videos of previous altercations between him and his wife.
Chuks’ Facebook page is also devoid of recent photos of his wife and he described himself as “single”.
On the other side, screenshots of online comments by the deceased speaking badly of his wife and partying with other women have also been published.
His grieving widow has now spoken out against speculation online. She shared her story via Amanda Chisom’s blog where she had shared a story on her husband’s “blatant cheating and abuse” last year.
My own side of the story
Amanda , I once came to you about my husband and his incessant abuse and cheating. Yes I am the wife of the man who was assassinated, and I am just distraught. I do not even know where to start but it is only right I tell my own side of the story. I am innocent, God is my witness that I did not kill my husband or the evil that my husband’s family is portraying me to be, yes my sister in-law posted that video to make me look evil but the part she did not tell anybody was that I was calling the police to save me because he always beat me up and I was told to call the police whenever he started and that was exactly what I was doing, from the video you would see that I did not fight him or answered him. Should I have allowed him to kill me?
Amanda, we have been married for 13 years since I was 19, it has been beating upon beating, I have gone through surgeries because of beating he gave me. How can I kill my husband, we live together, till the day he left for Nigeria, I packed his things , how could I kill him. Who do I know to order a hit on the father of my children? I have no interest in his properties as suggested after all we built every thing together. God knows I am innocent. He went to Nigeria and was going to club spraying dollars and showing off, revealing his locations . They want to pin my husband’s death on me, my husband was not assassinated. He was kidnapped, because he is a military man he is always with a gun and when he shot to death one of the kidnappers,they shot him. Why is my family leaving out information about what happened and pinning it on me?
I never threatened him to kill him, I am a working woman with a paying job and have no reason to kill him because of properties . All I just want is peace to mourn and raise my children. You can confirm my story from those people in my home town. My husband was careless in a country with high rate of crime and was kidnapped, if he had not shot one of the robbers all we would have been talking about is paying ransom not death. Amanda why would I kill the father of my kids, why would I choose his death over a divorce if things were that bad. I have two boys, who will help me raise them? I am completely innocent of all the allegations. I have endured all this years through his beating and cheating and I did not leave or kill him, why would I do it now? All I ask is that I am left to mourn in peace and the killers found and prosecuted.
Nne biko help me
I’m an innocent victim here
I love my husband and I’m still in tears
I’m mourning him and people are accusing them wrongly.My children are crying daily.
Wishing the entire family strength as they heal through this difficult time.