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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 30 December 2021


Married man accused of brutalising his ‘side chick’ for attending wedding without his permission

Obiechina Egbuonu and his injured wide chick Obiechina Egbuonu and his injured wide chick

A married man has been accused of brutally beating his “side chick” with whom he shares a child.

Obiechina Egbuonu allegedly attacked Grateful Uche Ofoma on December 28 for attending a friend’s wedding in Owerri without his consent.

Grateful Ofoma lives in Enugu with the son she shares with Obiechina. She reportedly had the child for Obiechima after he allegedly hid the fact that he was married from her.

For the Christmas festivities, Grateful travelled to her maternal home in Mbaise. From there, she then went for her former secondary school classmate’s wedding in Owerri.

When Obiechina found out, he allegedly travelled from Aba where he lives with his wife and kids, to Owerri to confront his “side chic”.

The confrontation is said to have turned violent as Obiechima allegedly physically attacked Grateful, leaving her with injuries on her body as seen in graphic photos shared online.

The victim’s friends claim that she is maltreated by the married man but is afraid of fighting back or walking away from the relationship because he is responsible for her upkeep together with the son.

It was gathered that the married man rented the apartment she is staying in with their son and controls who can visit them and who she can visit.

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