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Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Husband Used Our Daughter For Rituals –Wife Cries Out

Basirat Oluwole, a middle-aged woman,
told a Magistrate Court in Abeokuta on
Wednesday, that her husband, Tajudeen,
secretly kept the bones of one of their
twin daughters months after she died.

Testifying in the court, during hearing
in a divorce suit instituted against her
by her husband, Basirat accused
Tajudeen of engaging in fetish rituals
and accepted that their 17-year-old
marriage should be annulled.

She revealed that many months after
the death of one of her twin babies, she
discovered the bones, wrapped in
paper, with the inscription 'Eegun
Kehinde' (meaning Kehinde's bone),
inside her husband's wardrobe.
"I want to passionately appeal to this
court to help retrieve the dried bone of
our deceased twin baby from him. The
baby died before her naming ceremony,
but her twin sister is still alive. I don't
even know where the corpse was
buried ," she said.

Tajudeen denied the allegations, but
without addressing the issues. Both are,
however, fighting for custody of the

The judge, Israel Fajebe, declined to
address the rituals allegations, saying
that the court's role is only to address
matrimonial affairs. He subsequently
dissolved the marriage and referred the
child custody issue to Juvenile Court.

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