The widow bore two children for him, Jamiu and Mojeed before his death. They got married in 1999 and lived together in Mushin before they eventually moved to Agege, both in Lagos State.
“On the day that he died, June 12, I got to the hospital and saw them passing a drip into his body. The last thing he told me was that he had offended me and my conscience. When I asked what he meant by that, his voice faded out completely,” she said.
The widow stated that she was sure he wanted to ask her to forgive him for marrying another wife after her. She said that although she had suspected he was unfaithful, he denied it anytime she confronted him.
Zainab said, “I feel he wanted to confess to me that he had married another wife because he never told me about it before his death. I used to ask him about it, but he always denied it. I feel he wanted to tell me about Sherifatu Olagunju, his last wife.
“When I found out, I was not angry. As a human being, if you hear that your husband is not faithful, you would be pained. I used to see her with my husband but I did not know there was anything between them. He always denied it but when we were burying him in Ikorodu and Sherifatu saw how everything was, she calmed down and accepted me as her senior. I also took her as my junior. Three days after the burial of my husband, she came to live with me and we didn’t fight. We see ourselves more as sisters.”