My husband wanted to sacrifice our 12-year-old son for sacrifice – woman cries out
A marriage between an Ibadan-based businesswoman, Sekinay and husband, Raufu Abdulkareem ended after Sekinat claimed that her husband wanted to use their son for sacrfice.
Sekinat and Raufu have been married for 12 years but their marriage ended Friday at a Customary COurt in Mapo, Ibadan.
Sekinat wasn’t the only one who wanted to end the marriage. President of the court, Ademola Odunde said her husband agreed to part ways, so there was nothing the Supreme Court could do, other than to grant the request.
However, the custody of the two children from the marriage was granted to the wife, Sekinat. Odunde told the father of the children to pay N3,000 monthly for child support and also contribute for their education and welfare.
According to Sekinat, Raufu sent her away from the house so that he could use their 11-year-old son for sacrifice. She said
“My lord, after Raufu, had sent me packing from his home more than a year ago, I came across our 11-year-old child recently and I saw multiple razor mutilation all over his body.
“It was a gory site to behold and I immediately became apprehensive of what my two children were undergoing in my absence with Raufu.
“Then, the child told me that his father, Raufu took him to a ritualist who compelled him to carry some sacrificial objects at 1:00 a.m. after designing his body parts with razor mutilation.
“The boy further said that his father, Raufu, had alleged that he was trying to prevent him from further stealing and that was the reason for the sacrifice.
“My lord, the fundamental questions at this point is that Raufu is an Alfa with strong Islamic background, what is his association with a herbalist and making a child at that tender age to undergo such a midnight exercise.
“Before sending me out of his house, Raufu had subjected me to such dehumanising experiences such as regular battery and inadequate care for I and the two children.
“I have all along been responsible for the welfare of the children and I want to have custody of all the children because he might use them for ritual,” Sekinat stressed.
Raufu, on the other hand, stated that all Sekinat had said wasn’t true, however, he agreed to the fact that he took their 11-year-old son to ritualistic to cure him of the spirit of stealing. He said “My lord, he is my son, I cannot use him for anything negative, but to take care of his spiritual deficiency.”