The Anambra State government through the state Ministry of Women and Social Welfare has waded into the case of a widow, identified as Amarachi Anakor, whose in-laws planned to bury her late husband inside a forest
The development came following a complaint made to the ministry by the widow, whose late husband is identified as Chike.
Amarachi had alleged that her father-in-law, Obi, and the brother-in-law, Vincent, had refused to allow her to bury her late husband in the compound, but instead asked that the deceased be buried in the forest.
This development was disclosed to journalists in a press statement issued by Chidinmma Ikeanyionwu, the media aide to the Anambra State Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo, on Thursday.
According to the statement, the Commissioner, represented by her Special Assistant, Blessing Nweke, condemned the act and stated that the administration of Chukwuma Soludo does not condone any form of rascality and injustice against women and called on the defaulting parties to embrace peace and bury the dead.
Obinabo further warned that the state will not tolerate any kind of inhumane act against women and children and urged that anyone involved in such should desist forthwith or face the law.