FIDA Enugu Pays Follow-up Visit On 94-Year-Old Victim Of Domestic Violence
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Enugu branch, on January 28, paid a visit to Mrs Virginia Eze, a mother of seven and a widow at her village, Obiofia, Okpuno Nsude in Udi local government area of Enugu State to ascertain her challenges in taking care of her aged mother.
Virginia was the woman whose video went viral where she was bathing her 94-year-old mother, Deborah, and was beating her with a cane for excreting on herself.
Representative of FIDA, Enugu and Chairperson of the branch, Cecilia Onyia, who was accompanied by Irene Ndidiamaka Osy-Nnamani, said that the visit was “in furtherance of partnership with the former Hon. Attorney General/Commissioner For Justice, Enugu State, Anthony Ikechukwu Ani (SAN).
She said: “The visit to Nsude where Virginia was married to and had been living with her mother for more than five years now, was to ascertain her needs and challenges she was having in taking care of mother, Madam Deborah Nneze Ogbodo, with a view to bringing further succour to the family”.
Overwhelmed with what they saw, Onyia said: “FIDA Enugu lacks words to express her joy over the visible improvement of the duo in consequence of her 12th January, 2023 humanitarian visit at Umueze Okwojo Ngwo.
She reiterated FIDA’s readiness in partnership to reach out to the vulnerable. The Chairperson thanked their partner, Anthony Ani,SAN, for his contributions to the upkeep of Mrs Deborah Ogbodo.