Woman seeks arrest of ex- husband over daughter’s death in Ondo

A housewife, Oladunni Adebori has urged the police in Ondo state to investigate her ex-husband, Mr Raphael Ajijolaoluwa, over the death of their six-year-old daughter, Esther Ajijolaoluwa.


Oladunni formally divorced Raphael in 2019.


She said  the young girl was in the custody of her father following a court order and allegedly died last week.

She  said she was not informed before her remains were interred.
In a petition by her lawyer, Mr Mufutau Adegboye, to the state Commissioner of Police and made available to our correspondent on Sunday, the woman alleged that there were indications that the child could have been kidnapped or used for ritual purposes and was not dead as claimed by her ex-husband.

According to her, the girl was hale and hearty as of the last time she saw her in school and wondered what could have happened to her that she did not know about.

She urged the police to exhume the corpse if actually she was dead as claimed by the father.

The petition read in part, “Sometime in 2019, our client approached the customary court for the dissolution of their 11-year association due to belligerent behaviours and atrocities exhibited and committed by Mr Raphael Ajijolaoluwa.

“The court ordered, among others, that the custody of the three children should be with Raphael Ajijolaoluwa, while our client should be permitted to visit them except at night.