FIDA NIGERIA CALLS FOR JUSTICE FOR LATE ADAEZE IKPEAMA, A PREGNANT FEMALE LAWYER
FIDA is distraught by the news of the death of ADAEZE IKPEAMA, a pregnant Lawyer who was allegedly killed by her husband Mr. Anthony Ikpeama
Social media is filled with the news of how our deceased colleague has suffered domestic abuse almost immediately after her marriage and this has finally resulted in her death. We are more heartbroken to hear that two little children are going to suffer this pain of the loss of a mother as well as her family.
FIDA has continued to cry out to all women and children to seek help in such situations to avoid such a tragic end.
FIDA says Enough is Enough! This needless gender-based violence and killings must stop and all perpetrators brought to book.
What a travesty that a wife cannot feel safe in her home because of domestic abuse; that she cannot protect and carry her unborn child to full term; that the unborn child cannot be guaranteed life, birthed and celebrated as part of our future generation; that her spouse who should protect mother and child is the aggressor whom they fear most and it is indeed at his hand that they allegedly die.
There is simply no justification for such behavior. Society should not find this behavior acceptable; it is intolerable! This is certainly not a ‘family matter’ that can be settled or swept under the carpet under the guise of ‘Devil’s Folly’
We thank the Nigeria Police who has assisted in arresting the suspect – her husband and FIDA appeals for a thorough investigation to ensure effective prosecution. We are confident that justice will be served by the court with the maximum sentence, which will serve as a deterrent to others. All relevant key stakeholders’ must ensure speedy access to justice for Adaeze and her unborn child.
FIDA once more appeal to all to always engage in peaceful ways of communication and conflict resolution despite the frustrations and challenges of life, violence is never the solution.
Everyone going through any form of abuse or violation should please speak out, FIDA and several other organizations have their doors open to assist you, do not die in silence, there is no shame in seeking help.
FIDA Nigeria commiserates with her family at this time of such a colossal loss; as we pay tribute to a fallen colleague and mother of two beautiful children.
There must be Justice for Adaeze and her unborn child.
Signed for FIDA Nigeria
Rhoda Prevail Tyoden
Country Vice President/National President
National publicity secretary