Toyin Akinbile, the first daughter of Pastor Adebola Samuel, head
pastor of Christ Apostolic Mission (Oke-Ayo), that fateful day she met
and fell for the sweet and enticing words of her ex-lover’s mouth was
the day she would forever live to regret as their once upon a time love
story has drastically been turned to an unending tales of sorrow, regret
to condone and bear the high level of inhumanity and cruelty allegedly
melted on her by her one time live-in lover, Mrs. Akinbile was pushed to
file for divorce.
relying on the strong arms of the law to aid her fight for her rights,
the obviously troubled woman ran to the succor of a grade A customary
court, Ojo, Lagos as witnessed by Kemi Filani Blog.
an emotional laden tone, the local fashion designer went down memory
lane to relate the ordeal she went through during her short stay with
her lover before she was kicked out and replaced by another woman.
met Mr. Sunday Akinbile 10 years ago, in front my shop where I was
still an apprentice in fashion designing I was barley 18 years old then,
shortly after we met, a relationship ensued.
got pregnant three months later and he never came to do any formal
introduction or formalize our union, I was still staying in my father’s
sex urge is insatiable; my first child was barely three months old when
he got me pregnant with another child. He pounces on me like a sex
notwithstanding, he was never concerned about our welfare. My father
was catering for all our needs, while I was still staying under their
also deceived me into closing up my shop and handing over of all the
proceeds including my other little saving to him. He used the money to
get a land close to my father’s house.
had thought that our co-habitation under one roof would bring us
together and cement our relationship, but it was more like a case of
frying pan to fire.
husband took the opportunity that we are now staying alone to use me as
a punching bag. He hits me so bad to a point of death. He also employs
the use of wires, belts and other hard objects to descend on me. Each
time I ask him to provide money for the upkeep of the family, it stirs
up serious argument that would eventually lead to pains and bruises all
over my body. He is so callous and hard-hearted. I have done all I could
to make our relationship work, but all my efforts met with brick walls
and I am left to wallow in self pity and shame.”
last stroke that broke the camel’s back according to the 30 year old
troubled woman, was when she had thought that everything was turning
around for their good as her husband got an employment as a pump
attendant with one of the petrol filling stations in Ajangbadi, but she
goofed as that supposed blessing was deemed a curse in disguise.
his finances started boosting, I was so grateful to God to putting
smile on my face and wiping away my tears. But I was so mistaken; he
grew more wings in his evil deeds and made life more miserable for me.
only benefit I received from his benevolence was the N100 he gives to
the children in the morning before he leaves for work, aside that I was
the one responsible for all the upkeep and maintenance of the children,”
she narrated to Kemi Filani Blog and other court witnesses.
also alleged that in an attempt to get rid of her, the estranged
husband devised a tactical means to dump her back to her father’s house,
he took advantage of her illiteracy while always accusing of her
infidelity, witchcraft and other evil vices.
that point, any man that extends greetings to me becomes my secret
lover. he would never let me rest with his incessant accusations of
having sexual relationships with all the Okada riders and men in that
it all, he denied the paternity of our last child; two years son I had
for him. He claimed the child is not his responsibility but that one of
my numerous lovers. But that same child is his carbon-copy. He so much
looks and acts like his replica. Yet those qualities alone couldn’t make
him see himself in that little innocent boy.
three kids were taken from me, leaving me with the last child, my
parents are also tired of harboring me, and so I squat from house to
house. I have nowhere to stay, no work to do, no food to eat. I have
cried and begged him on different occasions but he paid deaf ears to my
pleas and cries.
has long remarried and has three children. They are all living in the
house we built together with our sweats. All I labored with him for five
years has been taken over by another woman while am left to suffer in
a result of this bitterness, the petitioner seeks justice. She implored
the court to grant her the custody of her four children, then order her
ex-lover to give her substantial amount of money to start up a
benefiting business to enable her cater for herself and kids. As she has
subsequently lost all hope to live again.
despite all the court summons and orders that has been served on the
respondent, he was still adamant and refused to honor the invitation of
the court of law.