The husband of Risikat Azeez, Abdulwasiu Omo-Dada, who was allegedly driven out of her matrimonial home on account of her blue eyes, has given reasons for separating from his wife.
In an exclusive interview, Abdulwasiu denied dumping the 30-year-old mother and their two daughters because of the colour of their eyes.
Contrary to Risikat’s claim, Abdulwasiu said he was attracted to Risikat because of her blue eyes.
He alleged that his former wife was malcontent, adding that he catered for the family with the little he had.
Risikat had said, “I heard that my husband said he left me because I was a malcontent woman and not because of my eyes.
“The fact of the matter is, he left because of my eyes. His family members told him that they didn’t like our eyes and he started behaving the way he did; he stopped sleeping at home, and we had no food, nothing.”
Reacting, Abdulwasiu said, “It was because of her eyes that I fell in love with her and married her. Without much ado, our relationship progressed and it was a good one. We would even wear outfits made of the same fabrics. We have children.
“For her to now turn around and tarnish my name everywhere… well, I accept it as the will of God. I couldn’t have left her because of her eyes because I loved her as my wife.
“All the image-tarnishing stories she had been telling about me, I have been tolerating them. I didn’t quarrel with her, I didn’t beat her; in fact, I never used to make things hard for her.