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Reactions As Delta Youth Brutally Flog, Chained, Banished Mother Of 4 From Community Over Allegations Of Adultery

Recations have continued to trail the disturbing incident, where a mother of four, Eunice Onyekpe, was stripped naked, chained, and brutally flogged by local youths before being banished from her community in Iselegu, located in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State. The punishment was meted out over allegations of adultery.

The incident was confirmed by activist Harrison Gwamnishu, who shared a video of the torture and dehumanization on Thursday, June 20, 2024. According to Gwamnishu, Onyekpe’s husband accused her of infidelity and reported her to the youths in the community, which led to the violent act.

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As reported by Linda Ikeji’s Blog, the victim vehemently denied the allegations of adultery. Despite her denial, the community’s youths proceeded with the severe punishment, highlighting a grave issue of mob justice and human rights violations in the region.

This incident has sparked outrage and condemnation from various human rights organizations and activists, calling for justice for Onyekpe and an end to such barbaric practices. The case underscores the urgent need for legal reforms and stronger protections for individuals, particularly women, in rural communities.

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Authorities in Delta State are urged to investigate the matter thoroughly and ensure that those responsible for the assault and humiliation of Eunice Onyekpe are brought to justice. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing struggles against gender-based violence and the importance of upholding human dignity and rights in all communities.

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Reactions from the X handles have reached high heavens as Rights activist, Gender advocates call for urgent action to the perpetrator’s:

Misybee – says Such a high level of barbarism at this age 😱😱😱

ladylords _Because she had an extramarital affair, the deed has been done but the people that did this ought to be dealt with

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