A 32-year-old woman, Mary Sunday who was a victim of domestic violence, after she was assaulted by her fiancé, a police officer identified as Isaac Gbanwuan, has thanked Gov. Ambode of Lagos State for sponsoring her treatment in India.
Speaking to News men in Lagos after her return from the surgery trip to India, she said she got N9.5 million from the state government to cover part of her reconstructive surgery as a result of the burns. She said underwent the first phase of her three stages reconstructive surgery.
Sunday, a graduate of the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka, Enugu State, was subjected to domestic violence on August 24, 2012, by her fiancé, Gbanwuan.
Explaining her ordeal she said that;
Her fiancé, Gbanwuan accused her of infidelity because she picked a phone call and reportedly battered, pursued her into a neighbour’s kitchen and reportedly picked a cooking stove with a boiling pot of stew and smashed it on her. The stove exploded and set Sunday on fire.
For two weeks Sunday was said to be unconscious losing her two ears. Her upper neck and arms also glued together as a result of the burns. She said, all efforts to get justice after the incident were abortive.
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However, the police said they discovered after investigations that Mary intentionally inflicted the burns on herself. The case is presently in ECOWAS Court in Abuja.
Sunday also thanked the government of Lagos, under the leadership of Governor Akinwumi Ambode and the Executive Director of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, and staff, for ensuring she got her life back after five years of neglect.