Embattled Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh says she will not hesitate to release pictures and videos to prove that she suffered incidents of domestic violence from estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill.
Following her revealing interview with Azuka Ogujiuba, series of reports have emanated to discredit her account of events.
But the actress maintains that she was a victim of battery and says she has no qualms fighting back if need be.
Dikeh said everything she revealed about her tumultuous marriage to Churchill was true, saying “I went through those experiences”.
The mother of one took to her Instagram page on Saturday night to state that, “I will not hesitate to use them to vindicate myself. That I have not shared these strong evidence to date is borne out of respect that this man remains the father of my son.”
“Domestic violence is a scourge in the world. In Africa especially, this evil is rampant. African traditions preach & teach the almost absolute submission of the wife to the husband or the husband’s almost ownership of the wife,” Dikeh wrote.
“Hence, to the uninformed & uneducated woman, domestic violence is easily accepted as a norm, this is precisely the reason why domestic violence is rampant in our society.
“It is therefore obvious that one of the most effective ways to curb this scourge is to inform and educate people; l/we must create the awareness of the wrongness of this act, with a view of solving this problem permanently.
“I don’t take for granted that God has made me a voice. He has blessed me with means & a celebrity status. Most of all, I am a strong Christian. Our Christian faith encourages us to use the gifts given to us by God for the benefit of others.
“I also have come to learn & realise that God allows us to experience things so that on the long run we can help others avoid or survive similar experiences. It is for this reason that I shared my horrible experiences of wife battery, perhaps I might help someone; if I only succeed in helping one person, it would have been well worth it.
“It has been brought to my attention my EX is spreading scandalous & baseless lies about me, he has even resorted to some very intimidating tactics in a bid to discredit me and my story.
“I would like to state for the avoidance of doubt that everything I have shared is true. I went through those experiences and to the glory of God, I survived and I am a better person today.
“I would like to inform my antagonists that I have no problem with fighting back, I have said the truth and I have pictures and videos to back my story.
“In the event that he will resort to lies in a bid to save face & further tarnish my image becomes unwarranted insult upon severe physical & mental injury, let me reiterate that my sole objective is to help people. I’m not interested in smearing anybody’s perceived image. I strongly advice that you mrX be warned.”
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