Physically challenged woman threatens suicide over being called 'demon-possessed' by her parents and clerics

Physically challenged woman threatens suicide over being called 'demon-possessed' by her parents and clerics



A woman who is deaf and dumb has accused her parents of maltreatment and says she has considered suicide.



Florence Umukoro, 23, said her parents stopped sponsoring her education after they discovered her condition 11 years ago. While her siblings were sent to school, she said she was taken to different churches for deliverance.



She alleged that her parents and pastors said she was demon-possessed.



Speaking to Punch
via WhatsApp, she said, "I have been hoping my life will change for the better, but things keep getting worse as time goes by. My family and relatives have disowned me; nobody cares about me. My parents have been helping my siblings with their schooling, but they left me out of the picture.



"I have been labelled possessed by a demon and it is breaking my heart. On April 27, 2021, my younger sister said I should prepare for a church programme that I would be attending with our mother, Mary, but I declined.

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