Where do I start this sad story from? How do I explain an abomination committed by my husband, his mother and younger brother?
I was 25 when I fell in love with Jide. He was 42 and a divorcee. He was the first child of his parents and has a younger brother who was two years older than me.
When the news of my getting married to a man who was a divorcee and 17 years older than me reached my parents, they were against it. However, after much pressure from me, they reluctantly accepted and gave their blessings.
That singular wrong decision to marry Jide was the genesis of my predicament which I lived to regret afterwards.
We got married and relocated to a neighbouring state. The first few months of marriage were blissful until I became weighed down by worries of my inability to get pregnant.
My husband comforted me and advised me to stop worrying about it and that God will grant our desire at the appointed time.
I was so grateful for my understanding husband. Little did I know that the termites that eat up vegetables live inside the vegetables.
I went for several fertility test against my husband’s order and the results confirmed that there was nothing wrong with me.
Seven years passed by and our childless state persisted. I began to lose sleep and weight over it. People began to whisper behind my back that I was a barren woman.
My mother in-law didn’t give me a breathing space either. She taunted me and made life miserable for me. Only my husband stood by me.
Few months later, my husband’s mother and his only brother came to visit us. I felt uncomfortable by the presence of my mother in-law but to my utmost surprise, she was suddenly nice to me.
She helped me with the house chores, spoke freely with me, advised me when we were alone in the kitchen. I became relaxed and my worries dissipated.
I never suspected that her sudden change was a deliberate act to make me lose my guard, so that she and her two sons can successfully carryout their wicked plot.
Some weeks later, I began to feel uneasiness within me. I complained to my husband about it and he advised that we see a doctor.
We were informed at the hospital that I was six weeks pregnant. We were so happy and I immediately registered for antenatal care.
Five months into my pregnancy, I ran into my husband’s ex friend who was a doctor. He congratulated me and opened up on the reason for the feud between him and my husband.
He told me that he carried out fertility test on my husband years back and the result confirmed that he would be unable to impregnate a woman.
He said that he told my husband about it and advised him to let me know about it but my husband got angry and terminated his services.
He then apologised to me that he was wrong in his diagnosis because obviously he could see now that I was heavily pregnant.
I got home later in the day and told my husband about my encounter with his doctor friend. My husband was infuriated by it and his reaction showed that there was more to it.
One fateful day, I returned home early from my antenatal session to overhear my husband and his younger brother quarrelling over cash issue. I paused at the entrance to eavesdrop on them.
I overheard my husband telling his younger brother that he already paid him 300K in advance and the balance of 200K will be paid once I have delivered the baby.
I was confused as to why I was the subject of their disagreement, only to be awaken by the statement my husband’s brother made.
He replied my husband saying that if he doesn’t give him the balance immediately, he will reveal the entire secret of how I got pregnant to me. My husband then threatened to destroy him if he dares to.
I slammed the door open immediately and both of them startled. I could see guilt written all over them. I knew something was fishy and the words from my husband’s ex doctor flashed my mind.
I went inside the kitchen, took out a knife and threatened to kill myself if they don’t tell me what they both did to me.
Out of fear, my husband’s younger brother confessed that my husband and their mother begged him to impregnate me because of my husband’s infertility.
He further confessed that he declined at first but my husband convinced him and promised to give him 500K if he accepted.
He further stated that the reason he and their mother came on that day was to carryout their plan. He said that my husband drugged my drink that night and he was called in later to play his part.
I fell to the ground and wept loudly. I couldn’t believe that I was carrying my husband younger brother’s child all this while.
My husband went on his knees begging me to forgive him. He said that he did it out of love and because he wanted the child to be from his own bloodline.
How could mother and two sons connived to ruin my life?
Was it a crime to marry from their lineage?
I curse the very day I got married into the Ogunmade’s family.
This is the worst act of wickedness.
I’m so devastated right now.
Please, what should I do?