Azubuike Ohuabunwa shooting: True story about Nigerian nurse in Dallas killed by husband

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

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.

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13 thoughts on “Azubuike Ohuabunwa shooting: True story about Nigerian nurse in Dallas killed by husband

  1. Marriage is more complex than what people perceived and must be handled with care. It is particularly affected when people raised in a particular culture relocate to an area of different cultural settings. Such relationships must be handled with utmost care especially with professionals to prevent mental health issues, which once set in might result in catastrophy. Also, marriage is a relationship where there is no winner or loser, no right or wrong but both strive to achieve a unified goal, which usually tilts to one of the partners. It seems the most difficult venture but most enticing despite diverse flaws.

  2. As an Accountant and a Nigerian-American man, I find your research and conclusions “incomplete”, and want answers to the following:
    (1) Are these spouse-murderers Nigerians across the board or specifically “Ibo” Nigerian men?
    (2) Are there any particular reasons these Nigerian women-nurses are hiding their paychecks from
    their husbands when they know fully well that the United States is a “tough” 2-income society?
    (3) Is the culture of excessive dowry contributing to the sense of loss that drives these murderers?
    (4) Did any of these murderers show previous signs of mental or psychological disorders before they
    committed these heinous crimes?
    (5) Were there other factors like “the other man (in the woman’s life)”, “my money belongs to my
    family back in Nigeria”, “I’m making more money than you and don’t need you anymore”?
    Once I get a response from NANNNA on these questions, I promise to contribute to what I believe are simple solutions to this problem.

    1. Please what is this nonsense you are spewing? Whatever justifies murder from all the rubbish you wrote now? We know men like you!!! Lazy and incompetent and always looking to cash in on hardworking women!!

      1. Really? So, asking more questions means I am lazy and incompetent? Now I know why our country is in a mess: We don’t want to find the root cause of problems. We just want solutions. By the way, in case you missed it: I am an accountant and I don’t need the paycheck of a nurse to live.

      1. I am saying in plain language: Do more research, find out more about the root causes of these killings. Writing “emotional” comments to insult people who are asking for more investigation does not solve any problem. As a Nigerian American, I am disgusted by these killings myself, but in order to petition America authorities to intervene, we need to know more about these relationships.

        1. You spoke so well. There’s nothing wrong with asking questions to find the root cause of the problem in order to proceed solution. Y husband is my best friend , my lord and everything. Some men and women are naturally bad for each other. God have mercy on us.

      1. The killing of Nigerian women by their husbands in the United States is slowly becoming an epidemic. What I’m saying is simple: Find out the root causes of these senseless killings. I have listed the questions that need to be answered to enable concerned Nigerian-Americans like myself to petition my Congressman to mount a campaign to prevent these types of spouse murders. Here in the US, when there’s a problem, we just don’t make “emotional” judgments or decisions, but we examine all possible scenarios and come up with a long-term solution. The comments made by this murderer after killing his wife were quite disturbing, but they also shed light to where we should begin with the solution process.

        1. I found your comment very logical and portrays nothing but a problem solver. Your questions are quite in order and may be difficult to understand by those who are not too keen about reasoning, logic and research. You really don’t need to respond to every outburst on this issue. This problem among Nigerians is not unique to the USA or peculiar to the nursing profession. I think the fact that gun is involved made the case to be notorious. I will suggest you work directly with NANNNA to look deeper into this issue. I am sure that the outcome of your study will serve as eye opener to every Nigerian household in America. I understand that this comment session is about 3yrs old, but could you please share any development on this study, if any? Thanks in advance!

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