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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.”


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