The girl who was beaten up by her boyfriend in a viral video (read here) has finally spoken up. She narrated how the assault happened and why she stayed put and took the beatings.
In an earlier post, the identities of the boyfriend and his friends were revealed (read here).
The victim has now been identified as Dooshima Ella Terwase.
Ella said Moses Chiutar, aka Junior, a 100 level student, came back home from Caritas University Enugu on Wednesday night, 18th March 2020, and asked to see her so they could resolve the issue about her being pregnant with his child.
Ella said she had exams to write so she turned down his invitation. However, Junior’s friend, Precious Blessing, aka Preshy Ibile, persuaded her to go and see Junior.
She paid Moses Chiutar Junior a visit on Friday, March 20, 2020, but refused to go inside the house. However, Junior insisted.
Once inside, she claims Junior pulled a gun and used it to threaten her in the presence of his friends – Tosin Blessing, Precious and Eskay.
Ella said Junior then confronted her on her claims that she conceived for him and the confrontation turned physical after Eskay advised Junior to beat her so as to teach her a lesson.
The victim said that while Junior was beating her, Tosin held her from behind at a point, allowing Junior to beat her more.
After the assault, Ella, whose father is dead, was afraid to go home to her widowed mother.
“I was afraid to tell mum,” She told activist Ukan P Kurugh who spoke with her and shared details of their conversation.
The video, which was recorded by Precious was transferred to Tosin and he posted it online that same Friday.
A day later, on Saturday, March 21, 2020, the video was already viral and Junior made a call to Ella, begging her to help protect him as people were calling for his head.
Ella, with the help of Ukan Kurugh, has gone to the police station to officially lodge a complaint.
Narrating the incident, Ukan Kurugh wrote:
Dooshima and Junior: What Actually Happened
Dooshima Ella Terwase, who was mercilessly beaten by her boyfriend Moses Chiutar a.k.a Junior (with Facebook account name: King Marret De Entertainer), is a final year secondary school student.
She told me that on Wednesday night, 18th March, 2020, Junior, who had come home from Caritas University Enugu, where he is undergoing studies called her to his house to resolve a dispute that brewed in the course of their relationship. She suspected that she had conceived for Junior.
According to Ella, she had exams to write and put off the visit till that fateful Friday, 20th March, 2020. Initially, Ella said she turned down the request but Junior’s friend Precious Blessing (Facebook name: Prëshy Ïbilë – it was Precious that recorded the video) persuaded her to come for settlement.
“So on Friday I went there. I sat outside and he (junior) invited me into the house that we should settle the matter before his mother comes back. I told him to tell me what he had for me but he insisted that I should come in.
“To avoid drawing attention, I went in with him. They were four – Junior, Tosin, Precious and the other guy – Eskay. While we were talking Precious was recording and was saying that see these people now talking as if they have no problem,” Ella narrated.
She explained that Junior would then pull a short gun on her but then reassured her that he was only frightening her. Suddenly, Junior’s countenance changed and he went physical on her.
Ella further said Eskay told Junior to beat her up so that she will learn and while Junior was beating her, it got to a point when Tosin held her from behind, allowing Junior the chance to beat her more and Precious would later open the door for her to run out.
Curiously, Junior’s trick to put fear into the teenager worked. Ella did not come home after the incident.
“I was afraid to tell Mum,” Ella said. Ella’s Dad is no more.
When asked how she came to know that the video was online, she said calls began coming in from her friends that they’ve seen her in a video online. “Some of my friends wanted to react but I told them not to put me into further problem.
“Yesterday (Saturday, 21st March, 2020), Junior called. He began calling till in the afternoon but I did not pick his calls. When I later picked, he was pleading that I should help to protect him,” Ella said.
According to her, Precious recorded the video, transferred it to Tosin, who first posted it (online).
Junior assaulted Ella for saying he is responsible for her condition (pregnancy)
Now, having identified Ella, we are heading to the Police to officially lodge a complaint.
We appreciate everyone that has provided useful information that enables us to get this far. FIDA has mandated two lawyers to follow up the matter. Very senior military and paramilitary officers have also indicated interest in the matter and we are grateful to all that have shown concern, one way or the other in this matter.
Junior, there is no more time. In your own interest, report yourself to the Police Station nearest to you. Failure to do so, we are coming after you and there is no hiding place for you. Report yourself to Police, alongside your friends.