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Ex NBA President Joseph Daudu Loses wife | She suffered “28 years of vicious domestic violence” – Chidi Odinkalu



Ex NBA President Joseph Daudu Loses wife | She endured "28 years of vicious domestic violence" - Chidi Odinkalu

Late Ranti Daudu. | Photo via – @chidiodinkalu

Ranti Daudu, the wife of former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Joseph Bodunrin Daudu is dead.

She died of heart attack at a hospital in Kaduna Thursday night.

Former chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chidi Odinkalu, who tweeted her demise wrote:

After more than 28 yrs of vicious domestic violence, my big sister, Ranti Daudu, died last night in Kaduna. Awful!!

Ranti had heart, soul & goodness. She endured torture no one should live with at the hands of a big man. She’s at rest

Ranti Daudu was also the ablest advocate for the human rights of persons with disabilities in #Nigeria. #TearsFail!


  1. Oma

    July 7, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    That’s so sad, may her soul rest in peace

    • Wale Vintage

      July 8, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      I think Nigerian women have OVER empowered men. You need to take back the empowerment by saving and owning your own fuck off money. By the way, start thrashing and beating back these men. If you start showing them some craziness the men will start respecting themselves. I am really serious. I think the italian women and some other country don’t take crap ? from their men. The men respect them.

  2. Adanne Ogugua

    July 7, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I hope that he goes to jail.
    How can you beat your wife?

  3. Northern wife

    July 7, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    This is really sad. I knew this couple growing up in Kaduna and they were both very nice with a constant smile. The kids were very polite and respectful even though they were very rich.
    Really shocked to read that he was a wife beater, just goes to show that no one ever really knows the heart of man.
    May her soul find peace

    • Em Gee

      July 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Seriously!! I went to school with Thier children this woman was a very cheerful woman. One thing I remember about her was that she could speak many different languages… They were rich and looked/acted happy! Mehn, it’s just so sad. If it’s true that JB Daudu was hitting her then BIG shame on him. God have mercy

  4. nawa

    July 7, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    The institution called Marriage is not by force o
    Na who lost at the end of the day
    This is so so sad….

  5. Cindy

    July 7, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Too bad the dead can’t speak for herself. It is well. Rest in peace ma.

  6. Uberhaute looks

    July 7, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    She killed herself.

    • FasholasLover

      July 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      “Endured” what does that even mean? 28 whole years!

    • Flipfi

      July 7, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Brutal honesty ! But I agree with you .
      Such a shame her life ended this way .

    • Diamond

      July 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Yes, I agree. Now the man will go and pick a fine young wife, he will respect because he can’t match her strength

    • Chinasa Isagbah

      July 8, 2017 at 2:24 am

      Hey don’t talk about my aunt that way she was not a suicidal person for your information And has respect for the dead. That’s my father’s younger sister you’re talking about. You’re talking about my aunt that way I find it disrespectful.

  7. cleobriggs

    July 7, 2017 at 7:31 pm


    • Gidibang

      July 8, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Well, don’t get married!! Y’all will still glorify the idea of marriage and force men to commit, later claim you are waiting on your Boaz while you are no where near a Ruth. Your last words just confirms how selfish you are and I hope your parents and family members and you also exit soon!!

  8. Asa

    July 7, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    JB’s wife is dead! Oh my God! She glowed at Paul’s wedding last year and danced so much. Chi m! This hurts.

  9. missthain

    July 7, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Another woman down, a couple of sorry/sad comments to go. When are we going to stand up for ourselves and support one another. Don’t blame her, It is hard for a victim to speak out about abuse anywhere in the world, not to talk about a country like Nigeria. And to make it worse a woman in Nigeria.

    We are women and we know when it hurts, but instead of standing up for each other we pull each other down. Its like a Nigerian woman deep down in her love to see another woman get hurt, just to feel good that she isn’t in it alone.

    We bash people like Toke Makinwa and Mercy Aigbe, some people actually believe they are not enough as a good example. Well ask yourselves, you are in pain, they are too, yet they spoke up and they are in a much better position. But you keep quiet, you listen to your mother, mother-inlaw, aunt, sisters and friends for the same advice that praises your strength of enduring the abuse. Yet your life isn’t getting better, deep down your are hurting, you claim you do it for your kids, they you die or become disabled. Do you actually expect the same partner that hurt you to the point of death to take care of your kids?! IT’S TIME TO START THINKING AND ACTING!!

    • Gidibang

      July 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      I wonder where you get your data from, but it’s by far harder for men to report abuse anywhere in the world, not to talk of Nigeria. Just another selfish woman’s POV and I guess you’re a feminist. ?

    • Wale Vintage

      July 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Please when we are discussing serious domestic abuse contenders do not mention the makinwa girl. Didn’t she just give glowing remarks about her ex. She is just about publicity. So please continue your comment. Yeah mercy…

  10. Joke

    July 7, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Another sad story. 50% of Nigerian women endure domestic violence. However, till Nigerian women realize that marriage is a “nice to have” and not a “must have” they will continue to endure till death eventually does them part from their abuser. Such a shame…

  11. Nneka

    July 7, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    This our African idea of Marraige is over rated and only women and I repeat women can save themselves,I think most women need to undergo therapy especially in Africa.Marraige these days make more women in it unhappy but they won’t tell you. When you r single, Society will torture you , you will be unhappy as a single girl until you commit to Marraige and then you become unhappier.
    Dear lord, in another life pls make it better for us……..

  12. gbaskelebo

    July 7, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Sometimes when some person come out to speak they do not consider the channel through which they voice their sentimental emotion! she suffered/bear DV for more than 28yrs? interesting, she died of heart attack which you do not even know what the cause (except you have read the doctor’s official statement and cause of her death as been DV) is. Certain words can spark more than outrage and snowball to something else. We should guided in our utterances,

    • gbaskelebo

      July 7, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      *should be guided in our utterances*

    • Kalu

      July 8, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Please shut up you are not making any sense.

  13. DoroAnon

    July 7, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    How did she doesn’t it to herself 28yrs since 1989.laughhing with so much pain in your heart.Godforbid my sanity is relationship be it marriage friendship is worth the stress

    • funmilola

      July 7, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Please come back and rewrite your comment.

  14. Anonlise

    July 7, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    You can enlighten people bout DV, but the reality is you can’t force people to make the right decision. I work as a social worker in UK I recently had a case were a man was jailed for DV against his pregnant wife. The children were placed on Child protection register. Well I went to see the woman today and she had the nerve to ask me to please write a letter of recommendation to the judge for her husband so that he can be released from prison back into their home. She said please I am so depressed the children miss him. This is a man that put this woman in hospital 3 months pregnant. Like I said you can show a horse water but can not force it to drink.

    • Kike

      July 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Hmmmm… I know how that feels. For more than 8years I have experienced my two brothers constantly abuse my Mum. They forcefully take her properties mostly cars, phones and do not bother If she breaks her head on the wall when they start the crisis, they have sold everything, my mother has become a shadow of who she used to be. She raised all 4of us single handedly. My brothers cause chaos and disappear for months, after they might have exhausted the money from the proceeds of the car they sell, they will return and beg the whole universe, and she takes them back. It is very disgusting! I stay far away from home because I refuse to partake of the abuse, I am number 3, I have an eleven years old sister who is not spared and has experienced a lot of chaos in her short life!

      A lot of terrible things has happened recently! Very terrible things! She’s finally tired! She wants to get help. She became hypertensive because of their chaos! Another happened today. At least now I know she will cooperate with me to get legal help.

      It’s difficult when You are being abused by the same children that you spent your whole life for!

      If anybody can refer us get sound help please reach me at [email protected]
      Bellanaija If You can, please help! I don’t want her to die before I reach out! Please help!

  15. Lilo

    July 7, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Dead people don’t tell tales. Run while you are alive.

  16. Julie

    July 7, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    The man himself needs to speak. Was he really abusing his wife , and for that long?
    Every story has 3 sides. Never judge based on one side only.

  17. Nnenna

    July 7, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    African beauty. Ever cheerful. Warm & unassuming. Gone too soon. Shocking news. Rest In Peace sis.

  18. TA

    July 7, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    If this is true, then it’s a very sad tale.
    I wonder why she endured 28 years of abuse, so what exactly were her reasons? I’m genuinely curious, don’t want to be tagged a divorcee? Or afraid of losing source of income and associated lifestyle? Is it because of the children ? Or the one they never admit is their reason for staying -Preek? I’m trying to understand this behaviour by Nigerian women. These kind of suffer-head, endure-till -I-die stories further send a wrong message; that marriage should be endured till you are beaten within an inch of your life like a threatening wild animal. Nigerian women listen up, no one (not even God) will be happy with you,enduring abuse that dehumanises you. No one will give you a medal for not having the common sense to save your own life. If she had walked and sued the bloody thing out of this her so called learned husband, she would have made an example of Nigerian big men who beat their wives. And she had plenty of time to gather evidence. Even if the courts failed her, at the very least she would have her life.

  19. Susie

    July 8, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Very hypocritical for people to judge her for staying when our society doesn’t support domestic violence (DV) victims. Every female celebrity who has complained about DV has been mocked from Toke & Tiwa (because constant cheating is emotional violence) to Tonto & Mercy. Our police doesn’t take DV especially when the husband is rich. Our divorce laws don’t favor women. Many divorcees become poorer & struggle to feed their children. Many of you women judging her couldn’t even leave bad boyfriends & as for the men, do you treat your own wives better?

    • Gidibang

      July 8, 2017 at 2:23 am

      Well do you know DV isn’t only physical and women are largely the perpetrators of all kinds of DV even to extended family members and maids. Do you know nagging and sex starving are also forms of DV. Now tell me does the society support these “celebrity husbands” who do come out with family members and even law enforcements to debunk false claims of DV (especially Tonto’s case) . Don’t people like you still mock these men even when there isn’t sufficient evidence of DV. And what do you mean by divorce laws don’t favour women. If a woman decides to separate herself and kids from their father , why should they still get support from him. As far as I’m concerned, divorce laws in Nigeria are OK and if they were to favour women more , women like you will certainly abuse it. Like maybe choosing to divorce your husband when he doesn’t agree with you on little things just because you know you’ll be entitled to a lifetime salary from him in the form of alimony and child support. P. S. threatening a man to separate his kids from him is also DV. Finally, how come you’ve come to the conclusion that she died because her husband was beating her, what if the DV meant by the Chidi guy was not physical. Well sorry to say, but this is just another reason many men still resort to beating their wives; because y’all jump into false conclusions quickly and deny responsibilities for your actions and not because these men are “naturally wired to beat their wives”. I personally know how emotionally draining women can be and I know there are several men suffering in their marriages.

    • Hedz

      July 8, 2017 at 5:40 am

      Thank you Susie. The hypocrisy is alarming!

    • Le coco

      July 8, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      @Gidibang ZIP IT!! please stop making this about MEN!.. Why do u ppl always bring up men’s issues ONLY when women are talking about theirs.. You have any other day to talk about DV against men so PICK ANOTHER DAY! and I promise u I will support u..

  20. Gidibas

    July 8, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Just reading all these ladies saying hurtful things about men. Well, marriage is not by force,  if you don’t want to get involved in DV please don’t get married . The woman in question was probably aware of the ways she hurt her husband also and took responsibility for it and decided to stay. It’s really sad to hear the way women are demonising men when they are also at faults in situations like these. I’m not saying it’s good to beat wives, but the women have also got to step up and find out where they are erring too and change. Not just castigating all men for being wife beaters. Until this happens, I cannot see wife beating stopping anytime soon because these women will keep triggering these men to the point they can’t control themselves. As far as I’m concerned, if the man is not a drunkard, drug addict or has a psychological disease like PTSD, then the women need to also question their actions and try and find out what led the man to do what he did. Avoid marriage if you are selfish and narcissistic, because you’ll probably be a victim of these multiple times. I didn’t grow up around wife beaters but I also realised these women were very respectful towards their husbands even if they (the women) were lions to other men outside her home.

  21. Gidibang

    July 8, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Once again. avoid marriage in order to avoid DV. Marriage is not by force. If you’re the type that always feels right in every situation; you are better off single.

    • So saddened by this loss...

      July 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Oh please shut the f up and let sane people reason here .

      Must you say the same thing in 28 different ways? Do you have tea for brains?

    • Anon

      July 8, 2017 at 9:54 am

      ?. Nigerian men and their fragile egos constantly in denial. Most of the victims of domestic violence are women, in Nigeria and many other parts of the world. All this trash you’re writing shows you lack a total knowledge of historical context, all forms of statistics, and you refuse to tell yourself the truth. Nigerian women that are too afraid to confront a husband that cheats on them, many cannot speak while he speaks, many more are victims but will never speak up, because Nigeria does everything to insult women who leave their marriages, but you’re here writing long epistles about nothing

  22. Gidibang

    July 8, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Well just another example of what I’m saying. I’m letting you know how wives offend their husbands too and you’re attributing it to our “fragile ego” and “constant denial”(which is also DV btw). You’re so selfish that you dont care about the men’s point of view on issues like this and just assume women are right and men are automatically wrong. I hope you ain’t married or planning to one day, because you’ll probably be a victim of DV with your way of thinking.

    • Nana

      July 8, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Keep living in denial, no sane woman will deny her husband of sex if he was responsible and caring. I blame our mothers for this sense of entitlement. Find you a foolish woman and pour all your frustrations of her, try not to kill her in the process.
      Someone is dead and this is all u can say, if it was the other way around u won’t bother to hear both sides. People like you sicken me, maybe something similar needs to happen close you home for u to understand the trauma most women go through

    • Kalu

      July 8, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      If someone points out to you that you are making NO SENSE that is not DV. But trust a narcissist to make it allllll about meeeeeee.

    • ND Babe

      July 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      The point is this is neither the time nor place. Go start a blog or show about abuse against men and we will comment over there.

  23. molarah

    July 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I don’t understand why you guys are responding to Gidibang: he/she is clearly a Chief/Paul Adeyemo/John wannabe seeking relevance through controversial comments on gender-related articles. Evwn if one feels strongly about the under-reporting of male DV cases, this is neither the article nor the tone with which to raise such concerns. A full human being just died and we are splitting hairs on whether she was the victim or not? This is clearly a troll: BN commenters, please learn not to feed trolls by paying attention to them.

  24. chi

    July 8, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    @gidibang dont bother with them ..their fish brain don’t let them think wonder they were so pained by those marathoo indian sister coments on Nigerian women…they area lazy selfish bunch of people…the me me me entitled type ..I know what their lazy ass wants and it wont happen ..they want that stupid alimony to start happening in Nigeria bcos they know they bring nothing to the marriage except sex…that is thier end wont is not a must to get married ..pls remain single and spare some poor dude a life of pain or if ur tired of ur maeriage..just pack ur bags ( and nothing else and walk out ( and nothing else )and dont let the door hit u on your way out …simple

  25. chi

    July 8, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I dont whether bN is blacklisting me …so I have changed from john to chi

  26. Ecstasy

    July 8, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    may her soul rest in peace.

  27. Blue Butterfly

    July 8, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    @ Gidibas/Gidibang How many women have beat up their husband’s for offending them?
    If you have an argument or get offended by some one at work,a social gathering or any place, do you slap or beat them?

  28. Jeanine harris

    July 12, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I am not Nigerian…. However i have friends that are nigerian. And i am at a loss to hear how all these things are happening , to our people and we dont know . I am an american woman and my father had a hand problem too . Until i beat his ass!!! Sometimes as another woman said you have to go crazy!!!! In order for some men to STOP their foolishless but nooooo worries what he did to her will come back quickly, very quickly. KARMA is something … My condolences to the family .

  29. mulikat

    July 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

    She endure domestic violence., and die @ 28 ys, kids no mother,a beg pack well.Marriage is not do or die, the man is rich, he will buy is freedom and marry another woman forget that jail,ke 4 naija,all those leaders steal billions do u see, any in jail, only a poor man that steal handset, get death 2day in Ekiti state.woman run away from this kind of beating marriage,once a man beat u once, he will surely beat u again,belive u me.

  30. marvel

    July 20, 2017 at 11:46 am

    lets try and read before making some comments..

  31. Known to them

    July 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    We need to be cautious when we pass comments on articles or threads. No one condones Domestic Violence. It’s totally unacceptable. But if you’ve not been there, you can’t understand the intricacies of specific relationships and individual choices that warrant staying or leaving.

    More importantly, many of the comments are not relevant to the case. If you research the story, you would find they were separated and had not lived together for over 3 years. They even had an ongoing divorce case. She passed on having a Heart Attack.

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