The Anambra State authorities by way of the state Ministry of Ladies and Social Welfare has waded into the case of a widow, recognized as Amarachi Anakor, whose in-laws deliberate to bury her late husband inside a forest.
The event got here following a grievance made to the ministry by the widow, whose late husband is recognized as Chike.
Amarachi had alleged that her father-in-law, Obi, and the brother-in-law, Vincent, had refused to permit her to bury her late husband within the compound, however as an alternative requested that the deceased be buried within the forest.
This growth was disclosed to journalists in a press assertion issued by Chidinmma Ikeanyionwu, the media aide to the Anambra State Commissioner for Ladies and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo, on Thursday.
The assertion learn, “Amarachi, although a local of Ifitedunu Native Authorities Space however married in Umunya in Oyi Native Authorities Space of the state famous that her in-laws had been the primary she notified of her husband’s demise however bought the most important shock of her life after they advised her that her husband was stripped off his rights when he was alive, therefore gained’t be buried within the compound.
“After she complained to the Workplace of the Commissioner for Ladies and Social Welfare, each households had been invited alongside the kingsmen and a decision was made after the assembly the place the Anakor household got seven days to repair a date for the burial of late Chike Anakor.
“The widow, through the panel’s sitting, knowledgeable the ministry that she had earlier that day misplaced her daughter which is hard for her to bear.
“Though the consultant of the Anakor household, Vincent, rejected the decision of the state Ministry of Ladies Affairs, the ministry with the assist of the Umuosegbu kindred in Ajakpani Umunya led by Mr Chukwujekwu Olie has fastened Friday, November 10, 2023 for the burial of late Chike.”
In line with the assertion, the Commissioner, represented by her Particular Assistant, Blessing Nweke, condemned the act and acknowledged that the administration of Chukwuma Soludo doesn’t condone any type of rascality and injustice towards ladies and referred to as on the defaulting events to embrace peace and bury the lifeless.
Obinabo additional warned that the state won’t tolerate any type of inhumane act towards ladies and kids and urged that anybody concerned in such ought to desist forthwith or face the legislation.