So, yesterday, it was all over the news that a certain young man ‘Adejo Olaoluwa’, a 32 year old Lagos indigine murdered his wife Maureen Adejo. He tortured her first with a belt and then cut her with a matchete. It didn’t end there,he later forced a local insecticide, ‘otapiapia’ down her throat.

Olaoluwa’s 5 year son- Richard Adejo had been the one who revealed the gory details in an interview. Read his words here….

“I am Richard Adejo. I am five years old. My daddy beat my mummy with a belt; machete her here (shows arms), machete her here (shows legs). He used the belt on her here (points at face); forced my mummy to drink otapiapia (insecticide). My daddy took my mummy away.

My daddy said my mummy should get out of the house. My mummy said no. In the night, my daddy woke my mummy up and said, ‘Mosquito is too much, let me go and buy otapiapia’. My daddy forced my mummy to drink it. She shook her head. She vomited.

“My daddy slapped my mummy. My mummy did not do anything to him. My daddy gave her one blow. My daddy kicked her. My daddy told her to get out of the house and carry her load. Small blood came out. My daddy slapped her, kicked her, machete her, blow her, and put otapiapia in her mouth and in the food.”

Olaoluwa’s case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.

HMMM! So, after I read this story, I was terrified, not just for myself, but for the 5 year old Richard Adejo that witnessed such evil incident, and I am wondering what exactly will be on his mind and what he thinks of his father now. I am also wondering how he will get those images off his head, so he doesn’t end up traumatized.

So, I learnt that Olaoluwa Adejo was working with a certain bank but was fired. So he relied on his wife’s little income and whenever she doesn’t have the money to give to him, it is always trouble. Apparently, he was not expecting to be fired from a job he got just few months ago.

I have overtime noticed that people just want to experience good days only with constant flow of money and material things, forgetting that there are bound to be challenges someday. They spend as they see. ‘For their mind’, nothing can happen to their job, income etc; they just relax.So, when the challenges come, they fret and let it over power them; hence they either turn to murderers, liars, robbers etc.

My advice
Don’t let challenges turn u into a monster. You can overcome them. Even, “Olowo, Ndi we Ego, Rich people,” dem get challenges too.
In essence, be satisfied with what u have, and if u want more, work hard to get ‘the more’ in the right way.

I hope this message gets to that next man attempting to kill his wife, and to that woman, about to kill her husband because of challenges or whatever reason.
Like Majid Michael said in a movie “If the heat is too much and you can’t handle it, then leave the kitchen.”


Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, Lagos. She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Oge is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way in a challenging position. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting and editing. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to give a detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria and abroad. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always want to have sex with me. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy and envious. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Oge is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

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