“Nigerians Are Wicked”- Hungry Woman Protests Hunger At Ikeja Lagos Court

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May 21st, 2013 – “Nigerians Are Wicked”- Hungry Woman Protests Hunger At Ikeja Lagos Court

In a desperate attempt to draw attention to her misfortune, Esther Odozi, 21, bared her breasts on Monday on the premises of Ikeja Magistrate’s Court as she protested against hunger that was “killing her and the five children” she left back home in Agbor Owanta, Delta State.

Odozi laid half-naked on a road in the court shouting, “Hunger, hunger. Government must do something today. I have not received anything from the plenty crude oil money government is spending in our state. Nigerians are wicked.”

She impeded movement on the premises. Passersby were astonished. One of them, who did not state her name but said she was a lawyer, told our correspondent that Odozi abused the “temple of womanhood.”

Odozi shunned passersby who shouted at her to cover herself as she rolled on the ground. She revealed wounds on her left leg and the right side of her hips; she said she was hit by a car. She refused a N500 given to her by a passerby, saying, “I don’t want your money. I want Fashola to give me N200, 000.”

When our correspondent approached her, she said, “After confronting serious hardship in my state, I was advised by an official of Human Rights Commission in Delta to go to Human Rights Commission in Abuja. I also went to Police Headquarters and NAPTIP (National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons) in Abuja. They all told me to go to Lagos; they said that is where I could get help.”

“My husband, Donald Ogbaja, was a retired policeman before he died of hunger. He married me when I was 17. I bore five children, including twins for him.”

Odozi said she tried to survive on her own by cultivating some crops. She, however, said she was hit by a car and had been hindered by her injury to continue working on her farm.

She said, “I will not leave this court without seeing N200,000 to start business. I want to sell melon and garri. Tell Emmanuel Uduaghan, the governor of my state, and the Federal Government to do something about my condition. They must give me part of the petrol money. I must take care of my five children.”

When she was asked that as a young woman, didn’t she feel ashamed to bare her breast? She answered, “I don’t have anything and I don’t have anything to hide anymore.”

[Culled from Punch]

27 thoughts on ““Nigerians Are Wicked”- Hungry Woman Protests Hunger At Ikeja Lagos Court

  1. Thts is st2pidity nd like of money in d side of d woman,sh dsgrace womanhood sh is supos 2b arested nd jail atleas 4a month 4her 2rmemba d value of secrecy in woman,nd i d side of govment thy shld pls rise up 2thre rsponsiblty pls thy shld undstnd tht d mases ar in hungry lack of job opotunits b4 wen d youth wl rvok agst such an indscrinatin act pls

    • YOU HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT; WIDOW WITH FIVE CHILDREN, DYING OF HUNGER WITH HER 5 CHILDREN NEEDS MONEY TO START A TRADE & (TO SELL MELLON & GARRI TO BE ABLE TO CARE FOR HER CHILDREN & THERE YOU ARE TALKING RUBISH

    • wat is stupid about it? what is left of the womanhood to protect in nigeria? she and her children are hungry period.just pray u never b in such a situation. have pity on ur fellow human being and stop talking crap mr amir kabir.

    • Wat s der 4 a widow wif 5kids 2 hide.Pray u don’t go hungry 4 a day,then ud know how it feels 2 b poverty stricken.Pls d govt shld com 2 d aid of dis poor Woman instead of lavishing money unnecessarily.Pls Amir learn 2 talk widaout sentimen n pray u don’t fall in2 dt situation @least she’s not asking 4 2much 4 ha slf n 5kids.Haba Dan Allah let us fear GOD

  2. Nigeria government are very wicked, let the government help her, she is asking for N200,000 to start up a business. And as for you people that said she is a disgrace to womanhood, let me ask you, if the government can spend N30 million in a burial, then why can’t they give her a N200,000? Since she had been hindered by her injury to continue working on her farm, the fact is that Nigeria government are very wicked and heartless. Bad government.

  3. i have 2 say that the woman odozi has not don any rong at all, she protested in hunger strick cos she has no help and she did it in a way she feel she can convince the goveqment.

  4. That Woman need money to start something doing, what is the disgrace she dont want to do as prostitution, what about dos woman dat do that as their work let u guyz go nd meet them bcoz is a big disgrace to woman.

  5. The woman is not a disgrace at all is Nigeria government that is a disgrace if they can wast Nigerian money for stupid things they fail to look after their citizens why cant they set up a benefit system to look after people like these lady they wouldn’t cos they so corrupt and they only care about the family

  6. I feel ashamed to be a Nigerian. What a failed Nation. Those of you that is judging the woman should be careful. All of you shall be judged, because the Lord is watching and taking notes of your comments. The bible recorded that: “those that died of gun shot are better than the ones died of hunger.” Keep passing judgment on the poor lady. Her cries has reached the Lord.

  7. Amir Kabri,jail her for what,she did not kill,prosittu and kidnap anybody, she need help at 21 yrs with 5 kids,husband death,no help,that reason she go so far to cry out.i know that 21 yrs old of age in my time i have never think of marry not to say children 5 in nr, marrying in time in nigeria is due of proverty,that push parent to sale their children in hand of old men to marry their children.30 million on burial of a death person, a woman or human being a life with 5 kids,they can give her 200,000 naira to start business,sometimes they spend millions on marriage of another muti millionier and live the poor to die with hungry,with oil in Nigeria.

  8. Wat happen is dat she is not the only person sufering from poverty in dis country, our government should pls, help us by reaizin some amount of moni 2 d less previllages.

  9. GOVERNMENT SHOULD TRY AND DO SOMETHING…..NOT ONLY ODOZI PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING AND SMILING….ONLY GOD CAN HELP US IN DIS COUNTRY

  10. Amir Kabir, You are a wicked guy with no sympathy to human. What if you or any of your family members are in her situation. The lady never in her life would wish to be in such situation especially when her husband died of the same hunger she finds herself into today with five kids to take off. Your type are disgrace to society and who knows whether your end would be like this lady in the future. No matter what religion we may each belong to, all humans must love and have sympathy for each other especially in hard times.

  11. THIS IS VERY SAD, SHE DID NOT DO ANY THING WRONG. THERE IS NOTING LIKE A DISGRACE IN WHAT SHE DID OK PPLE.

  12. Amir Kabir, exemplifies the story that is Nigeria. A country flowing with milk and honey and yet majority of its citizenry lives in abject squalor. The insensitive of man to man as exemplified by Amir Kabir is the reason why the Nigeria state with in all its glory dehumanises its citizenry.
    I am appalled to say the least at the misappropriation of the wealth of this great nation….

    • Amir Kabir, exemplifies the story that is Nigeria. A country flowing with milk and honey and yet majority of its citizenry lives in abject squalor. The insensitivity of man to man as exemplified by Amir Kabir is the reason why the Nigerian state in all its glory, dehumanises its citizenry.
      I am appalled to say the least at the misappropriation of the wealth of this great nation……

  13. I DON’T SEE HER TO BE OKAY ANYWAY, WHY CAN’T SHE DO OR STAGE HER PROTEST IN HER STATE? WHY SHOULD FASOLA GIVES HER MONEY WHY UDOAGAN IS WAITING FOR HER IN HER STATE. SHE ONLY NEEDS A SERIOUS MEDICAL BRAI HELP. HOW CAN WE EXTABLISH HER STORY?

  14. a retired police died of hunger?lord hv mercy..but wait o.how old is he for grabbing a woman at 17 who has no means of livelihood..i tire o

  15. Who is dat fool saying d woman should be jailed? If u hav been to delta state or southsouth region u will see d level of poverty Der, there soil has been spoiled by oil which evry part of naija is depending her husband serve dis country as a police and u are here saying nonsense mak dat ur finger wa u use writ dis nonsense bend

  16. It would be lie of the century if I say I feel sorry for this woman, only God knows how her husband supported her and their 5 children when he was alive with that little money he received from NPF except he must have relied on the bribe money. Now he’s gone, leaving a house wife to continue with his stupity of not knowing how many children he can care for.

  17. i love that woman an wat she did, she new wat she want an went 4 it not minding it cost.( das the tru spirit of a nigerian) GOVT PLS DO PLENTY TINZ

  18. Amir you are very wicked and heartless shame to you for saying that. Infect may God hear you, reverse the situation and make you be in the woman’s position. that way you will understand her better

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