Azubuike Ohuabunwa shooting: A video about Nigerian man in Dallas named Azubuike Ohuabuna killing his Nurse wife Chiamaka Ohuabuna because she doesn’t give him her paycheck anymore, she took his house & said his mother cannot live with them was made in 2017.
The video, which is based on a true story and re-enacted by Nigerian-born US based nurse Jidensky has gone viral.
Azubuike Ohuabunwa shooting: True story about Nigerian nurse in Dallas killed by husband
At this time, details about who the real people the Azubuike Ohuabunwa shooting is based on are not known. It is not known what later happened to the real Azubuike Ohuabuna or his wife, Chiamaka Ohuabuna.
Jidensky shared the video, which is based on a true life story, on his Instagram page back in 2018 and it is trending on social media today.
Jidensky re-enacted the video. It is his voice you’ll hear as Azubuike Ohuabuna in the video below. Zoe’s mum played the 911 operator.
Watch the video Below:
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About 10 Nigerian women – eight of them nurses – were killed in the US by their husbands between 2006 and 2008 – shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death.
In 2011, an informal investigation by National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America (NANNNA) into the murders of Nigerian nurses in the US revealed that some Nigerian women in the US earned more than their partners and worked long hours, which kept them from what their partners perceived to be their domestic duties and led to suspicions of infidelity.
Women were accused of “losing their identity” in the US and being corrupted by US “women-friendly” legal system.
Based on news reports of fatal domestic violence cases, it was estimated that on average in the past decade about three to four Nigerian nurses are killed by their intimate partners every year.
The 2017 study by National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America (NANNNA) reads:
One of the reasons nurses are targeted is because it is a common profession for Nigerian women in the US.
Based on data from the Migration Policy Institute as of 2015, Nigeria was the third source country for foreign-born registered nurses in the US. The field is relatively easy to get into; one can become a certified nursing assistant, picking up extra shifts and working for $12.78 an hour, in a matter of weeks.
“Nigerian nurses [also] marry Nigerian-American men as tickets/passports to higher income and better quality of life,” states the NANNNA study, which also revealed that some Nigerian-American men often return to Nigeria to marry nurses or women they later convince to adopt the profession.
After bringing their female partners to the US and or funding their nursing education, some of the men feel entitled to their partners’ salaries and insist on controlling their income.
Once the women start to work, the men expect a return on their investment, but in the US they often find it harder than anticipated to control their partners.
“Decisions about how money is spent are a source of conflict. The women were blamed for rebelling against this expectation and sometimes flaunting their superior contribution to their peril,” says the NANNNA study.