By Oladipupo Mojeed
Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has replied her husband’s Manager, Paul, who was reported to have said she was lying to tarnish the image of her husband.
Tonto took to her Instagram to talk about domestic abuse and posted a picture of part of her bruised body.
According to the actress, the preaching and teaching of absolute submission of the wife to the husband or the husband’s almost ownership of the wife, is aiding domestic violence.
“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, ” Dikeh said.
The actress further called for more awareness on ways to curb the scourge.
“It is therefore obvious that one of the most effective ways to curb this scourge is to inform and educate people; l/we must create the awareness of the wrongness of this act, with a view of solving this problem permanently.
“I didn’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 & realize, 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,” she added.
Tonto relays abuse experiences
In an interview with, Mediaroomhub TV, Tonto, amidst tears, admitted that she would have loved to delete all she had posted on the internet because she meant not to rubbish the image of her husband whom she claimed abused her.
She also said she had pictures of her bruised body being taken at the Nigerian embassy in Ghana as a proof.
According to her, she begged them not to release them as she took them naked.
On the information published by the said manager, who said she has some of her husband’s property with her, she said it’s completely untrue as she is not with any of his property.
“It has been brought to my attention that my EX is spreading scandalous & baseless lies about me. He has even resorted to some very intimidating tactics in a bid to discrediting 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 .
“Let me reiterate, that my sole objective is to help people. I’m not interested in smearing anybody’s perceived image. I strongly advise that you Mr X be warned.”
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