A Christ Apostolic Church pastor's wife, Omolade Omoniyi, has revealed in a video released by her family how she believed the house of her husband, Olusegun Omoniyi, was bewitched.
The Punch reports that the 42-year-old woman kept being sick the moment she stepped into the house making her sick till she died. But according to her, the moment she steps out of the house premises, every illness she's been battling with disappears.
The release of the video is coming more than 10 months after she died following what her family termed “mysterious attacks” which had forced her to flee her matrimonial home. In the video, she was seen saying:
“Please for God’s sake, don’t let me die. Take me to wherever you know I will get help. I have been calling you (her husband), but you ignored my calls. Everybody help me to beg him. I have taken three pints of blood, but I excreted them all away. Help me, I don’t want to die,” she said in one part of the video. She reportedly died the following day after making the video on the sick bed at the Safeway Hospital, Sango, after begging her husband for a solution to her illness.
The Punch had earlier reported before the death of Omolade how she was a proprietress of a school in the Alaba area, where she stayed from Monday to Friday to ease transport cost. Omolade said she always returned home for the weekend. She said:
“I, however, observed that anytime I go home for weekend, I get sick. The sickness would continue till Monday when I have to leave for work. Once I step out of the house for work, I would be relieved. This had happened many times. On a particular weekend that I was supposed to return home, I decided to stay back at school and see if I would fall sick again. Surprisingly, nothing happened to me.
“I then called my husband’s attention to it. I begged him that he should find a solution to the problem, but he said he was praying for me and all would be well. At another time, he dismissed it and said I was lying.”
Omolade said few weeks later, her husband called and apologised to her for not caring about her health, promising to change. She explained that the following week Friday, she was returning from work when she felt a sharp pain in the neck as she approached home.
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“By Saturday morning, my condition had become worse and I could not eat. On Sunday morning, when some people brought church’s instruments, I suddenly collapsed. I was revived and I put myself together, wore my clothes and entered the church so that our members would not be wondering why I didn’t attend Sunday service.
“After the service, I went on a visit to a church elder’s wife. As soon as I got to their house, I became relieved,” she added.
The deceased said in the video that the church elder’s wife acting on what her husband told her, queried her for packing from the house. But she denied ever moving out of the house, saying she always took the plates and clothes she would use during her stay at the school.
“Why will I divorce my husband after all our struggles together to the point of building our own house and after all my contributions? I told her the only issue we had was my husband’s uncaring attitude, especially when I became sick. He would sometime say I was lying. Whereas, if he was the one that was sick, I could kill myself over his health.
“There was a time he was sick and things were hard for us. I had to go under the bridge at Sango to beg people for money, just to raise money for his medications. But in my case, he never cared about me and this was what happened when we lost two children in a single day,” she added.
She said after another attack on a Friday, a friend at her school advised her to leave the house for the meantime. Omolade said she left the house with a lump in her breast, which she developed after another attack. But according to her, when she left the house for school, her husband stopped picking her calls, querying her for leaving the house.
When Olusegun was asked on the video concerning his late wife, he denied that she was ever sick in his house. He said:
“My wife was never sick in my house. Actually, for the past three years, she had a painless lump on her breast. She was fine and did all her normal work. I, however, suggested to her to go to the hospital concerning the lump so it could be removed, but she said since it was not paining her, I should leave it. I also called one of her relatives in Owo, who said I was being heartless for wanting them to remove the lump, which had been there for three years. I then stopped talking about it.
“I had gone for a pastors’ conference when she brought some of her relatives to the house. They broke down the door and took away all her property. She later told me her relatives advised her to abandon me over our childlessness. I was not the one that was not reachable on the phone, it was she. At a point, nobody even knew her location. When I was called that she was sick, I was surprised and couldn’t believe it.”
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