“I did not murder my husband!” Wife of the US Veteran, Chuks Okebata who was killed in Imo state, Nigeria last Christmas, launched a defense against the suspicion and accusations pinning the man’s death on her.
A video posted on Facebook by the family of the deceased had portrayed her in the bad light – the video shows Mrs. Chuks Okebata threatening to send her husband to jail in their US home. But she has shared her side of the story with a blogger, Amanda Chisom, including details that her in-laws omitted. Here’s what she wrote:
“My own side of the story.
“Amanda , I once came to you about my husband (Chuks Okebata) and his incessant abuse and cheating. Yes, I am the wife of the man who was assassinated, and I am just distraught. I do not even know where to start but it is only right I tell my own side of the story.
“I am innocent, God is my witness that I did not murder my husband or the evil that my husband’s family is portraying me to be, yes my sister in-law posted that video to make me look evil but the part she did not tell anybody was that I was calling the police to save me because he always beat me up and I was told to call the police whenever he started and that was exactly what I was doing, from the video you would see that I did not fight him or answered him.
“Should I have allowed him to kill me?
“Amanda, we have been married for 13 years since I was 19, it has been beating upon beating, I have gone through surgeries because of beating he gave me. How can I murder my husband, we live together, till the day he left for Nigeria, I packed his things, how could I kill him. Who do I know to order a hit on the father of my children?
“I have no interest in his properties as suggested after all we built every thing together. God knows I am innocent. I know who I am married to, he is a show off and he went to Nigeria and was going to club spraying dollars and showing off, revealing his locations. They want to pin my husband’s death on me, my husband was not assassinated. He was kidnapped, because he is a military man he is always with a gun and when he shot to death one of the kidnappers, they shot him.
“Why is my family leaving out information about what happened and pinning it on me?
I never threatened him to kill him, I am a working woman with a paying job and have no reason to murder him because of properties. All I just want is peace to mourn and raise my children. You can confirm my story from those people in my hometown. My husband was careless in a country with high rate of crime and was kidnapped, if he had not shot one of the robbers all we would have been talking about is paying ransom not death.
“Amanda why would I murder the father of my kids, why would I choose his death over a divorce if things were that bad. I have two boys, who will help me raise them? I am completely innocent of all the allegations. I have endured all these years through his beating and cheating and I did not leave or kill him, why would I do it now? All I ask is that I am left to mourn in peace and the killers found and prosecuted,” she concluded.
“See pictures of my husband spraying dollars at the club in Owerri. He even live streamed it showing his exact location. Nne biko help me, I’m an innocent victim here. I love my husband (Chuks Okebata) and I’m still in tears. I’m mourning him and people are accusing them wrongly. My children are crying daily.