Bimbo, the wife of popular car dealer Ikechukwu Ogbonna, better known as IVD, suffered severe burns during a violent incident at their residence in Megamound estate, Lekki, Lagos, after years of crying out multiple times about suffering abuse in her marriage.
Sources claim Bimbo confronted her husband IVD on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, over the constant beatings she receives, and a fight ensued.
Neighbours claim they heard Bimbo’s screams during the fight.
The fight resulted in their house being set ablaze.
IVD was said to have escaped with minor burns.
Bimbo suffered severe burns and was rushed to the intensive care unit last night.
A viral video shows her groaning in pain as she was rushed to the hospital.
She was rejected by multiple hospitals before one accepted to treat her.
This comes three years after the domestic abuse she’s been suffering was made public.
In May 2019, Bimbo regained consciousness after she was allegedly beaten to coma by her husband during pregnancy.
She was 8 months pregnant at the time.
Then, on October 4, 2020, IVD released a video of him reconciling with his wife days after she released an exposé explaining how she suffered domestic violence from him for 19 years.
After that, she returned online at other times to hint at still suffering abuse.
In January 2022, Bimbo declared herself “mentally unstable” and said her life is “being destroyed”.
She also left a short note believed to be directed at her husband.
“I gave you more than I gave myself, so loyal to you that I betrayed myself,” she wrote back in January as she called for people to take her children away before they are destroyed too.
She also added that she entered into her marriage with “good intention” but she has suffered so much in the union.
She said she has “wanted this marriage to end a long time ago”.
In the January post, she also recalled how she is the only one among the 7 kids her parents had who is not a graduate because she paused her life for IVD.
Bimbo was said to still be a teenager when she and IVD started a family. Friends say she was just 15.
Also, in one of her posts online, Bimbo said IVD had repeatedly pointed his gun at her in the presence of their kids. She said he cheated on her regularly and beat her often too.
Despite speaking about suffering abuse on social media, Bimbo stayed in the marriage.
They have been together for about 22 years.
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