This story is so sickening. Hot on the heels of Mercy Aigbe & Tonto Dikeh‘s shocking alleged physical battery at the hands of their husbands it is being reported that a young Nigerian woman – Titilayo Shodipo, who was 3 months pregnant has been killed by her husband.
According to Punch,
Neighbours of 39 year old, Titilayo and her husband Omolaja’s relationship had been fraught with disagreements which often led to physical altercations. The couple had been married for over seven years and had 4 children together.
Titilayo who was a choir mistress at a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, however, refused to quit the marriage in spite of the abuse.
Residents stated that on the said day, there was another disagreement between the couple, during which her husband beat and stabbed her with a sharp object and fled their house in Ikorodu. The family of Titilayo, have said the suspect might have killed her for a an evil purpose. Her mother, Maria Ahinaje, called on the police authorities and the state government to arrest the suspect and bring him to justice. The family of the deceased on Friday said that they had asked Titilayo to quit the relationship but she refused because of her children.
Her mother, Maria, alleged that Omolaja was a drunk and an absentee father, adding that they were the reasons for most of their disagreements. She said,
My daughter endured seven years of hardship and pain. When they started their relationship, I told her not to marry him, but she said she loved him.
When they got married, he started beating her on a regular basis. He drank a lot and had extra-marital affairs. He would buy little foodstuffs for the family and when the food is exhausted, my daughter and her four children would start begging for food on the street.
Most times, I had to send them foodstuffs and send money into her account for them to survive. I stopped going to their house three years ago because my daughter told her husband bad things about me, saying I didn’t encourage their union. Because of that, the man started misbehaving towards me.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said investigations are ongoing, adding that the command was still searching for Omolaja who is still on the run.