A Nigerian lady identified as Ada Uburu has called off her wedding to David Okike over alleged domestic violence.

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In a lengthy Facebook post, Uburu claimed Okike has been maltreating her since he paid her bride price.

Uburu said she initially tried to put up with her now-estranged lover because he always promised to turn a new leaf after assaulting her.

Uburu apologised to her family and loved ones for the inconveniences the cancellation of the wedding might have caused them.

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According to the event’s flier, the church and traditional wedding were supposed to hold on April 16, 2022, in Ebonyi state.

“I never wanted to bring this here but I have to, I am a type of person who likes to keep my relationship away from social media but this is for clarification purposes,” she wrote.

“This was my secondary school classmate who I thought I knew to an extent. On December 28, 2020 he did the 1st and 2nd stage in my family marriage list which bride price happened to be on the 2nd stage which he paid. After he paid my bride price he started maltreating me.

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“2021 was hell for me that at some point I left home, after everything we settled around November 2021 which he promised he will never beat me again. But still nothing changed.

“This is my reason why I am calling off the traditional marriage (Igba Ngwu) and white wedding ceremony between me and David Okike off. (Beating me was not part of the agreement).

“I have been in a toxic relationship for over a year now.. I am aware that this may be a shock to many people, especially people from my home town. My supposed husband hit and abuse me in any slightest provocation, just small misunderstanding without minding what condition I am into.

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“Because I have chosen me and I will not live my entire life facing domestic violence. My supposed husband is full of rage, beating me with his belt, stick, broom is his daily routine.

“Many a times, he had lifted his hammer on me and this Monday last week just because of little misunderstanding, he beat me mercilessly and in the process of it, he rushed into his mother’s kitchen for a cutlass.

“When I noticed he’s going for a weapon I locked the door behind him which he forcefully opened, both his mother and sisters and some neighbours were begging him not to cut me with the cutlass… With all these things and more I am fed up.”

The development comes amid concerns over rising cases of abuse in relationships and marriages following the death of Osinachi Nwachukwu, the gospel singer.

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