My in-laws forced me to worship Osun deity - Woman tells court My in-laws forced me to worship Osun deity - Woman tells court

A staunch Muslim woman , Sakirat Wasiu has told Ile Tuntun Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State, how her father in-law’s brother took her to an Osun deity when she was sick and now she sees strange things in her home.
While the woman claimed her change from Islam to the Osun deity was at the root of the crisis, her husband, Jimoh Wasiu insisted he was tired of the union and want­ed a divorce.
Jimoh, who brought his wife before the court is seeking divorce. He told the court that, the wife has no respect for him and is a noisy fellow adding that “she once packed out of our home for two years; the youngest of the children she left behind was then eight months old. I single-handedly raised our children. I accepted her back when my mother in-law me­diated in the matter. When she returned to my house, she stole N26,000 and at another time, N23,000. She often sold the food I bought for the family and kept the money. As a result, our chil­dren look underfed. I once hit her during an argument. She fainted and since then I have stopped beating her,” he stated.
But according to his wife, after being initiated to the deity, “sometimes even when it is not raining, our house will be filled with water. There were times I felt as if I was being pulled towards a river when passing by it. I had always stood by my hus­band. We waited for about eight years before we had our first child. Through this try­ing period, I did all I could to keep our marriage. My lord I’m afraid of the wrath of the deity if I dare abandon it, please help save my mar­riage.”
After listening to the couple, the court’s president, Chief Agbaje Olasunkanmi, adjourned the case till May 23.-The Authority

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