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Brothers Taught Their Sister’s Abusive Husband a Lesson, But People Are Divided on How They Did It


Can two wrongs make a right? Can violence cure violence? In a country where it is very hard for a domestic violence victim to get justice, some families are now taking the fight directly to the abusers.

Twitter user, @NaijaClassCaptain shared the story of how the brothers of a domestic violence victim defended her.

While some may applaud their actions, do you think that is the right decision to take?

Read her tweets,

Three years ago, my neighbor almost killed his wife. And himself too. They’ve been married three years. She was a businesswoman, and he was production engineer with shell

They’d met at an exhibition. She was blown away by how he carried himself. How he talked. How handsome he was. She couldn’t understand how he could be all these and still rich

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Truth is that my neighbor is handsome, well learned, rich but he’s also a beast. But the truth is, he was also a cheat, a ‘divorcee’ and a professional womanizer. They had hit it off and before we knew it, she had moved in together. Family visits happened and dowry was paid. My neighbour’s wife’s father was a a traditional ruler and she has three brothers

The fist time he beat her, his reason was that the food she served him was warm and not hot. Before she could take the food to the microwave oven, blows followed– in rapid successions. Neighbours rushed to help. But they were locked in. She was bleeding by the time he opened.

He said that anybody that takes her to the hospital should keep her when they return. That nobody should dare it. When she got better, she was advised to quit the marriage. She said neighbors didn’t understand, that each marriage has it’s own challenges Everybody was like okay

Two weeks later, he beat her again. This time, she lost a tooth. Unknown to us, an FBI neighbor, had contacted her brothers. And came visiting. All three of them, tall and huge. That night, we didn’t hear any noise of them beating him or anything, they came and left after a while

Little did we know that they came to warn him that if he tried it again, that he would be shooting himself–in the head. Six months later, now heavy with child, the monster struck again. By the time he was done, blood, blood and blood was how the scene could be described

She was rushed to the hospital. Doctors spent the next five hours struggling to save both lives. The child was lost, but the woman managed to hold unto life–by the whiskers. That night, her brothers showed up, baseballs bats in hand. And screams were heard

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We were subjected to bedlam, all over again, only this time, it was a different kind of bedlam. For about 30 minutes, screams and squeals and cries of a cornered male kind pervaded the air. It was bad. His two legs. gone, no pulverized.

That night, they took every piece of belonging that belonged to their sister and left. That was the last time, we heard screams coming from that flat. He was flown abroad for medical help. He still cant walk without help.

Me I’m not sure what to think, whether that was good for him or if he deserved it. What if he had died? What if his wife died? What if he went to court? Too many what ifs.



  1. Tina Momoh Olubakinde

    Tina Momoh Olubakinde

    April 18, 2018 at 7:54 am

    He got a taste of same pills he’s fond of serving. Serves him right! He’ll be very careful before raising a hand against a woman in future

  2. Chinazom Obi

    Chinazom Obi

    April 18, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Good for him. He won’t try such again. But the woman that married a divorcee no. She must have known what caused it but believes that she can change the man. Women let’s be wise biko.

  3. Nnenna Okoroafor

    Nnenna Okoroafor

    April 18, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Big up to the brothers !

  4. Adeola Gbadamosi

    Adeola Gbadamosi

    April 18, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Hmmmmmm, what was the resultancy

  5. Anietie Offiong

    Anietie Offiong

    April 18, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    They did the needful.

  6. Clara Adebayo

    Clara Adebayo

    April 18, 2018 at 2:40 pm


  7. Jennifer Ozichi Ewulonu

    Jennifer Ozichi Ewulonu

    April 18, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    This is why I love brothers. I can’t be tormented in my hubby’s house and they keep mute. Ur hubby can treat u anyhow only if he sees no men in ur family.

  8. Chiz Ezeonu

    Chiz Ezeonu

    April 18, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Then let him die and be a point of contact to other abusive husbands. Amin!

  9. Odeli Charity

    Odeli Charity

    April 18, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I will do worse.

  10. Uju Austa Ezinne

    Uju Austa Ezinne

    April 18, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    I love what the brothers did

  11. Precious Oluchi

    Precious Oluchi

    April 18, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    I applaud it..nice..tomorrow make him come beat person Pikin again

  12. Uche Odiliora

    Uche Odiliora

    April 18, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Hope any man coming for my only sis should learn from this example? 😀

  13. Obioma Marylyn

    Obioma Marylyn

    April 18, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Go brothers, brothers like no other,una too much.Negodi oye ara

  14. Juliet Enifome

    Juliet Enifome

    April 18, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    We need more of such brothers

  15. Umm Maryam Lateefah Adewunmi

    Umm Maryam Lateefah Adewunmi

    April 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Good for him

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