Popularly Lagos businessman, Ikechukwu Ogbonna also known as IVD, has threatened to commit suicide weeks after the death of his wife, Bimbo.
Naija News recalls that Bimbo’s death was announced by her sister in an Instagram post.
The couple made headlines when Bimbo and her husband got into a scuffle and she reportedly set herself ablaze in the process at their home in Lekki, Lagos.
She was rushed to the hospital where she died from severe fire injuries, and on October 15, 2022, it was reported that the Lagos State government ordered an autopsy on Bimbo’s corpse.
However, there were allegations that her husband, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, set the deceased on fire and watched her burn.
Not Seen My Kids
In a post shared on his Instastories, IVD said it has been over a month and he has not seen his kids.
According to IVD, life is empty without his wife and kids and might commit suicide as he questions his existence on earth.
He wrote: “Not seen my kids, my girls for a month and one week now, After hours if don’t speak or hear from my kids am taking my life, life is empty without my wife and kids, why am I still living. Guess it’s time to end it all”
He Recorded His Wife Burning In Fire
Meanwhile, a Civil Society Organisation has called out the Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) of Lagos State for alleged negligence and complicity in the death of Bimbo Ogbonna.
Executive Director of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF), Lemmy Ughegbe made the allegation during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
The group claimed that the Lagos agency, which they had often commended before now, failed to act proactively in Bimbo’s case.
Ughegbe, while speaking on the case, said, “Based on our background in investigative journalism, we have taken time out to investigate the circumstances that led to Bimbo’s death and it is as disheartening as it was avoidable.
“It is on record that Bimbo cried out, and filed a formal complaint to Lagos DSVA about serial abuses by her husband, Mr. Ikechukwu Ogbonna. We also recorded a conversation between Bimbo and a DSVA official, wherein Bimbo was distressed and called the agency for urgent action.
“Unfortunately, the evidence we have is that the DSVA treated it with complacency and usual bureaucratese of public service.