Another Nollywood celebrity has come out of hiding to reveal the gruesome reality of domestic violence.
Actress Tonto Dikeh, who had accused her estranged husband, Olakunle Oladunni Churchill of domestic violence, has shared more photos to prove she was battered several times during their relationship.
In a new post on Instagram, Tonto Dikeh, who referred to Churchill as her ex, said that he is “spreading scandalous and baseless lies” about her.
“He has even resorted to some very intimidating tactics in a bid to discredit me and my story. I/we must create the awareness of the wrongness of this act (Domestic Violence), with a view of solving this problem permanently”. she added
She shared the photo above and wrote:
Domestic violence is a scourge in the world. In Africa especially,this evil is rampant. African traditions preach & teach the almost absolute submission of the wife to the husband or the husband’s almost ownership of the wife. Hence, to the uninformed & uneducated woman, domestic violence is easily accepted as a norm.
This is precisely the reason why domestic violence is rampant in our society. It is therefore obvious that one of the most effective ways to curb this scourge is to inform and educate people. I/we must create the awareness of the wrongness of this act, with a view of solving this problem permanently. I don’t take for granted that God has made me a voice. He has blessed me with means & a celebrity status. Most of all, I am a strong Christian. Our Christian faith encourages us to use the gifts given to us by God for the benefit of others. I also have come to learn & realise that God allows us to experience things so that on the long run we can help others avoid or survive similar experiences.It is for this reason that I shared my horrible experiences of wife battery,perhaps I might help someone; if I only succeed in helping one person,it would have been well worth it.
It has been brought to my attention my EX is spreading scandalous & baseless lies about me, he has even resorted to some very intimidating tactics in a bid to discredit me and my story. I would like to state for the avoidance of doubt, that everything I have shared is true. I went through those experiences and to the glory of God, I survived and I am a better person today. I would like to inform my antagonists that I have no problem with fighting back. I have said the truth and I have pictures and videos to back my story.
I will not hesitate to use them to vindicate myself. That I have not shared these strong evidence (to) date is borne out of respect that this man remains the father of my son.In the event that he will resort to lies in a bid to save face & further tarnish my image becomes unwarranted insult upon severe physical & mental injury.Let me reiterate,that my sole objective is (to) help people. I’m not interested in smearing anybody’s perceived image or good name. I strongly advise that you mrX be warned.