Enugu Commissioner Commends, Police, Neighbourhood Watch Group For Protecting Widow Paraded Over Alleged Inability To Cry During Husband's Burial


The Enugu State Commissioner for Children, Gender Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Ngozi Enih, has commended both the police and Neighbourhood Watch Security outfit in Igboeze North Local Government Area for protecting a widow who was wrongfully accused of causing the death of her husband.

The woman, who was simply identified as Mrs Felicia, was subjected to public parade of punishment, for allegedly not crying publicly when her husband died, promoting the intervention of the state government.

However, reacting to the development Commissioner Enih who visited the widow noted, "Yesterday,, during our visit to the Umuagama Autonomous Community in Enugu Ezike, Igboeze North, Enugu State, we witnessed an unfortunate incident where Mrs. Felicia was subjected to public parade of punishment.

"This occurred after she was wrongfully accused of causing her husband’s death, simply because she did not cry during his burial. I extend my deepest gratitude to His Excellency, Barrister Dr. Peter Mbah and Her Excellency, Mrs. Nkechinyere Mbah for their prompt response and unwavering support in ensuring that Mrs. Felicia receives justice.

"Their intervention included providing palliative care during her mourning period and a business grant to support her after the mourning stages.This incident shows our commitment that no form of barbaric traditional practices will be tolerated in Enugu State. 

"I also express my sincere appreciation to Dr. Mrs. Chiesonu Iziga-Eruchalu and the social welfare officers of @min_cgasd for their dedication in ensuring the intervention was handled successfully.

"Furthermore, we commend the Nigeria Police for their consistent enforcement of law and order, and we extend our thanks to the Neighborhood Watch of Enugu Ezike for their remarkable efforts.Your collective actions have been instrumental and we are deeply grateful for your outstanding service and commitment to justice and human dignity."