Mrs Joy Olatunji Shittu, the widow who allegedly hid her
husband’s corpse in a house since 2013 has revealed that her husband instructed her to do so, while he was alive.According to Mrs Shittu, “the decision to hide the corpse was my husband’s dying wish because our family has been under severe attack.
“I got married to my husband in 1973, and before he died in 2013, we had six children. But two of my sons died mysteriously after their university education; two others got missing, while my two daughters are the only ones alive.
“It has been a running battle that started after we acquired a landed property in Ifako-Ijaiye about 20 years ago. My husband and I erected a storey building but some people in the neighbourhood who masterminded the arrest of my daughters are the ones responsible for all that have befallen my family.
“While my husband was alive, they tried to sell off our house because of the strategic location of the building but he refused.
“A particular neighbour (names withheld) who is very diabolical, threatened to deal with him (my husband) for refusing to sell our house.
“Later, two of my children died mysteriously and two others went missing too. My two sons that died mysteriously woke up shouting the names of these same people in their dream.“They became very sick and before we could take them to the hospital, they died.
At the peak of the crisis, Adebayo hit my husband with a charm and that was when he became sick. He was sick for eight years.We kept taking him from one place to another, one hospital to another till he finally passed on.“Because of all these attacks, my husband gave instruction that if he eventually dies, we should not tell anybody and that he would give us a sign for us to know it was the right time for him to be buried.
“We hid the corpse of my late husband for two years in one of the rooms in the house because we did not want people to know he was dead for fear of them attacking us and selling off our house.We did not tell my in-laws that he is dead; they only knew that he was sick.”
The emotional widow told Vanguard that she had been very sick, which was why she travelled to Edo State, only for her to be told that her children had been arrested by the police for hiding the corpse.
The case is currently being investigated at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.
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