05 Dec Nigeria:Estranged Wife Accused of Orchestrating Assault on Lagos-Based Activist, Eze
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Dandy Eze, CEO of the Lagos-based NGO Parts of Peace Initiative (PPE) and a freelance journalist, alleges that his ex-wife hired cultists to assault him during his visit to see his children in Enugu. The encounter took a perilous turn as he was labeled a kidnapper and subjected to severe beatings.
Eze, divorced from Ngozi Ejimofor in 2017, claimed custody of three children, but his ex-wife took them away in 2018. Despite efforts to locate them, he discovered their whereabouts early this year. Attempts to visit his children were met with resistance, leading to the recent assault.
In a detailed account, Eze narrates his struggle to reconnect with his children and the violent confrontation he faced, ultimately saved by the intervention of a local security officer. The incident has prompted police involvement and the arrest of a teacher allegedly linked to the attack.
Eze, in deep pain but with no visible wounds, sought help from law enforcement, involving a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in Abuja. His ex-wife denies involvement, accusing Eze of abandonment and deceit.
As investigations unfold, Eze hopes for justice and the opportunity to rebuild his relationship with his children.