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Woman Disfigured By Mystery Fire 11 Days To Her Wedding

Charity Okoroukwu

July 28, 2012 – Woman Disfigured By Mystery Fire 11 Days To Her Wedding

A 27-yr old woman identified as Charity Okoroukwu who graduated from IMT, Enugu is currently struggling to regain her beauty back as a mystery kerosene lantern explosion disfigures her body 11 days to her wedding.

In December 17 2011, Charity was hit by an explosion while attempting to refuel a kerosene lantern. She suffered third degree burns all over her body.

The fire, which disrupted her life, did not affect the keg containing the kerosene. At the time, the native of Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State was awaiting mobilisation for the mandatory national youths service scheme.

Now, she needs more than N2 million for a plastic surgery. Charity, fondly addressed as ‘Chacha’ by her friends at the IMT, told Daily Sun: “When I was in the IMT where I graduated on December 6, 2011, I was popularly known as Chacha. Few days later, I left Enugu for our village in Anambra State to prepare for my wedding that was to hold on December 28.

On December 17, which was exactly 11 days to my wedding ceremony, I wanted to put kerosene in one of our lanterns and it exploded. So, the fire burnt my body without mercy. “People that were around poured water on me and I was rushed to a nearby hospital. I was later transferred to another private hospital in Awka. I spent more than two months there before I was discharged.

My bill at the hospital was well above N500, 000. In spite of the treatment and the money involved, I was not okay as at the time I was discharged,” she said. Charity, who noted that she was five months pregnant when the fire burnt her, stated that the wedding was held in the hospital. Her husband, according to her, insisted that the wedding must be held to shame the devil. She continued: “After that, my husband, who has been residing in Lagos, asked me to come. When I got to Lagos, we went to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebutte Meta.

At the FMC, I registered for ante natal. Shortly thereafter, we were referred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). “I was admitted when I got to LUTH and I was subjected to series of tests. In the hospital, I had my baby through caesarean section because of my condition. We named the boy Victor Chidera. Victor means victory and Chidera means what God has written. I gave him the name because of my condition and the circumstances, surrounding his birth.”

Charity Okoroukwu Needs Your Help

Charity appealed to kind-hearted Nigerians, philanthropists and corporate organisations to assist her so she could undergo a corrective surgery in Israel. “Please, help me because I don’t like my present condition. Now, I cannot stay wherever is hot. I must stay indoors in the afternoon because of the sun.

Please, help me. I pray that neither you nor your children will have this kind of experience. The explosion has spoilt my beauty.” Charity’s mother, Mrs. Grace Nnamezie, described the incident as an attack masterminded by evil forces. “How could the fire burn my daughter and didn’t touch the keg, containing the kerosene?” she wondered (sunnewsonline).

Evil is real but the ultimate is that God is even more real!

Hopefully she gets the help her soul deserves.



  1. Elizabeth Ete-Ete

    July 28, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    God bless her husband 4 d genuine luv he had 4 her. To d devil, he is a liar. I pray d Almighty God 2 put luv in people’s hrt 2 lend them a helping hand. Amen

  2. Benigna Judith

    July 28, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    God is ur saviour and strenght my sister.

  3. Helen

    July 28, 2012 at 6:02 PM


  4. liz

    July 28, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    God will strenghten u

  5. bojo ifeanyi

    July 28, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    tank God for your life the peopple that did that to u are your enermy from your village or your female friends from your school they are angry that u have graduated succesfuly and now u want to marry if can pray God will show u them as far as God loves u, u will not die get wel soon my dear

  6. Pool ameenah

    July 29, 2012 at 3:35 AM

    This is really scary, 11 days to wed. Pple will not sieze to do evil. Wat is there gain. The person involved actually wanted the husband, and wanted to get the husband by causing harm to her. Repent oo u evil one, for judgement awaits u

  7. Jane

    July 29, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    May God bles d husband of dis lady, he proved dat he truely luv her.may God bles him . Glory be 2 God. As for devil u re a loser nd wil always be.

  8. Emmanuel N.

    July 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    With All the rich me in nigeria,can’t some1 do something?.
    Ok! Try from cameroon the wife of the president, “chantal Biya” can help if ur husband try and send a communica through the radio or television i.e in cameroon

  9. ronke

    July 30, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    I admire the husband of this woman, you truly love her, please continue in that manner. I wish her quick recovery and pray that God will touch the heart of the rich men among us.

  10. Janet

    July 31, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Tank God 4 d true love been given 2 her by d husband d devil is just a cunnin being but God is d supreme

  11. balogun Oluwagbenga Lukman

    July 31, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    God ∫ş wonderful.

  12. Isaakson jr

    August 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    He is glorious.

  13. mzamo snax

    August 15, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    trust god u wl be beautiful again,he is the king of him

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