After Remi Agunbiade, 38, a resident of Ita Barika, Foko, Ibadan, Oyo State, was arrested over an alleged attempt to kill her husband, Olawale Shola, by pouring acid on him on January 27, 2016, she said: “I met
Shola in 2003. He was the one who forced me to abort for him twice, and since then, I have not been able to get pregnant again.
Then, he had a wife with 2 kids. When I had my first pregnancy, he said that his wife was also pregnant with their 3rd child, asking me to abort mine, which I did. He used to schedule his stay between the two of us.
We used to quarrel often and this got me worried because I knew that if he left me, I would not be able to have another steady relationship since no man would be willing to live with a barren woman. I met a lady called Iya Azeez at a provision stall, 2 months ago.
During our discussion, I intimated her of my challenges and said that I didn’t want to leave my husband. She replied that I would have to resolve the issue through self-help. She said she would help me get water that had been prayed into from an Alfa, stating that all I would need to do is to sprinkle it on my husband, after which he would love me without holding anything back.
She gave me a bottle containing the liquid substance on Tuesday, January 26. On Wednesday morning, Shola, was lying down when I took the bottle and poured the content on his head. He cried in agony from sleep and I also shouted and ran out. Some of the liquid got rubbed on my body when he held me, giving me some burns.”
Remi says she doesn’t know where Iya Azeez stays. She confirmed that she recently quarreled with Shola concerning accommodation and that he started dating another lady in her neighbourhood about 3 years ago, and that the lady used to scorn her childlessness.
Shola however says it was his first wife, with whom he now has 4 children, that cursed Remi that she’d never have any child till she quits the relationship. He also confirmed that he started dating another woman in the neighborhood and he has a timetable for spending time with them.