John Edobor, a staff of Zenith Bank, has been dragged before the Bode Thomas Magistrate's Court in Lagos for breaking the legs of his wife and mother of their three children, Ivie, with a metal rod. Edobor, who has been married to Ivie for nine years, has left her handicapped and with the sole responsibility of raising their three daughters.
Ivie, whose legs were repeatedly hit with the iron rod until her bones fractured. She currently faces the possibility of losing her right leg and is determined to seek justice.
Narrating her experience, Ivie said she was with her friend in front of her residence in Surulere, Lagos, when she was accosted by Edobor, who came with some touts. Ivie said she initially thought the men in the company of her estranged husband were robbers until she saw that they were being led by him.
“Before we could react, a group of area boys attacked us. They held my friend down on the floor, giving John the opportunity to focus his attack on me. He tried to hit me on the head with a metal bar, but I shielded myself. I landed on the floor with my legs extended where he proceeded to hit me on the legs continuously with the metal,” she told SaharaReporters.
Luckily, her neighbours intervened, but not early enough to prevent the damage to Ivie’s two legs.
“The injury was so severe that my broken bone tore through my skin puncturing an artery in the process. Almost three months and two surgeries later, I have titanium plates and screws to keep my leg in place, and I am unable to use my right leg,” she disclosed.
Ivie alleged that she was thrown out of her matrimonial home, following the collapse of her business and her inability to give Edobor a son.
She added that while she was still dealing the trauma of her failed business, which landed her in debt, Edobor started an affair with another woman and started flaunting it on social media
John is said to have removed his daughters as beneficiaries of his medical insurance package and has requested that they are taken to his village to continue their education.