Marjorie Newell – Asamoah, a Canadian based woman who resettled to ghana to join her husband is licking her wounds after being abused by her ‘soulmate’.
Recounting her ordeal to www.ghanaweb.com, Mrs. Newell-Asamoah lamented that what she thought was a love story which might finish happily ever after clothed to be her nightmare.
She disclosed that few months into the marriage, she realized that her husband was a phony who scammed unsuspecting ladies and rendered them bankrupt. after that he abandoned them to their pathetic fates.
Marjorie stated that after finding out she had been duped by her ‘husband’, she reported the case at the cid Headquarters; an action she said cost her dearly.
She narrated that she was beaten many times by her husband, Selasie after he was accosted by the police of his actions and placed under scrutiny.
Months after she had reported the case to the police, she filed for a divorce and moved from their flat which they’d rented from the proceeds of her home she had sold in canada.
The Canadian-based businessperson indicated that she was coerced by her husband’s family and pastor to return home once she left her matrimonial home.
She was given many assurances including the complete turning over a new leaf of her husband.
“….Selasie had changed. He had accepted Christ. He was changing his life, he was sorry, he loved me, he needed me back. So, I said okay; next thing i do know, a pastor and the uncle approached me, telling me the same thing.
“I said okay, I’ll return. I’m a Christian woman. He’s still my husband, if he’s accepted Christ, it’s my obligation to travel back to support him with his faith.”
The first night home, he took me to bed and beat me. while he was making love to me, he was beating me across the face, hard. saying are you sorry for what you did? so you regret what you have done, talking about the cid charges. so I fictive I liked it, because I knew with Selassie that anything I liked , he wouldn’t do and anything I didn’t like he would do to torture me. That’s the kind of person that he turned out to be.” She narrated amidst tears.
Marjorie Newell-Asamoah has said the case remains at the cid Headquarters as she awaits justice to be served.
The phenomenon of violence against women has regrettably become common across the world and on november 25, the day is observed as an international Day for the elimination of Violence Against women.
The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women round the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and different types of violence; moreover, one among the aims of the day is to focus on that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.