Anambra community women commend Soludo’s wife for rescuing mother beaten by daughter

Women of Obeagu-Orofia village meeting Abagana with their member, 
Mrs Theresa Nwokaka

Anambra community women commend Soludo’s wife for rescuing mother beaten by daughter


By Chinwe Nwacha, Onitsha  

The Obeagu-Orofia Abagana  community women, Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra State, Thursday, commended Anambra Governor’s Wife, Nonye Soludo, for the quick intervention given to a 75 years old Mrs Theresa Nwokaka, allegedly beaten by her daughter, Mrs Ukamaka Udugbo.

Mrs Eunice Anagor, President of  the women wing, gave the commendation while fielding questions from newsmen lamenting that the video clip of where Udugbo was allegedly seen beating her mother, went viral on July 15, which caused lots of uproar in the community and across the country.

"This, however, led to her arrest by police attached to the community.

"We, women of Obeagu-Orofia are disheartened over the uncommon act of Udugbo and we demand to know the reasons behind such heinous act.

"The  government has stepped into the matter, the community is watching with close look the outcome of government involvement," she posited.

According to her the women were  elated over the quick intervention of the wife of Anambra Governor, and described the government as one with human face.

“Everyone that watched the video clip where Udugbo was flogging, pouring water and kicking her mother was moved by empathy and wondered reasons behind the heinous act.

“Our joy is full at the intervention of the Ministry of Women Affairs, under  Mrs Ify Obianbo, as Commissioner for Women Affairs, Social Welfare and Child Development.

“She stepped in and the narrative changed, she knows her work well. Nwokaka had been taken to hospital for medical care, all expenses taken care of by the government, ” she said.

She revealed that Nwokaka has been discharged from the hospital  and safely brought home now  too enjoy the comfort of her new home courtesy, of the governor’s wife.

Anagor explained further that the wife of the governor also provided a mobility aid wheel chair for the aged woman with a promise to oversee her welfare by the Ministry's visit to confirm her stability.

“We have enjoyed this favour from the government, and have resolved that our only way to return gratefulness is to key into government policies and programmes that fall within our capability.

“We have seen government and felt it as a working government whose eyes rove around the state even to rural areas and ensure that we enlighten our young wives and girl child on basic family values to checkmate the ugly incident from repeating itself in Future,” she said.

Anagor also appreciated the Divisional Police Officer in Abagana, SP Ifeanyi Umeh, and the woman ASP, Tina Agu, in charge of police juvenile welfare centre for their professional prowess.

She also commended Mr Jude Akpua, state lawmaker representing Njikoka 2 constituency, where their community fell and the chairman, All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the community for coming to the woman’s aid.

Anagor called on other wealthy people in the community to come to their aid financially so as to sustain the government help by ensuring good care for the woman and even to start up a little trade for her son Emeka to guarantee her care.

Mrs Nkem Okafor, neighbour of the victim, Nwaokaka, said that the quick intervention of the government and other people have yielded great difference.

Okafor said that the woman could respond to compliments now than before when she could not talk, stating, "Mama was very industrious in her young age,lots of people fed from her pot," she said.

She added that the woman was her sponsor during her wedding over ten years now.

"I wish to use this medium to call on all of us who enjoyed one favour or the other to remember Mama now," she pleaded 

In a sperate interview with Chief Clem Aguiyi, Transition Chairman  of Njikoka Local Government Area,  he described  the incident as a taboo, adding that the council intends to act beyond the present circumstances noting that many elderly and venerable people may be going through such treatment and not reported in the media.

He said that the council will take a deep thought and come up with sustainable actions to abridge such occurrence in the community, stating, " We will plan for a short and long term programmes to be accessed by people as it affects them," he said.

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