By Nkasi Kolie
A housewife, Oladunni Adebori has urged the police in Ondo State to investigate her former husband, Mr Raphael Ajijolaoluwa over the death of their six-year-old daughter, Esther Ajijolaoluwa.
Oladunni formally divorced Raphael in 2019 but her daughter was living with her former husband.
She said the young girl was in the custody of her father following a court order and allegedly died last week, saying that she was not informed before her remains were interred.
In a petition by her lawyer, Mr Mufutau Adegboye addressed to the state Commissioner of Police and made available to our correspondent, 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 former husband.
According to her, the girl was hale and hearty 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 reads 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. One of the children was eventually pronounced dead and our client wants this matter investigated,” he added.