Woman seeks counsel after daughters accused father of rape to force mom to take them abroad
After learning that her two kids had falsely accused their father of sleeping with them, a heartbroken mother called a radio show for help.
Twitter user @PapaRiri9 used the social media platform to tell the narrative of how the daughters lied in order to move abroad with their mother.
Here's the full story:
I am a medical doctor & my hubby is a software developer. We both had good jobs till my husband lost his job & getting a new paid job was hard; we decided that I travel to Canada till we're stabilized, he would join us with the kids. We have 2girls.
"Dec 2018, I decided to come to NIGERIA for the festivities to celebrate & our 20th wedding anniversary.
"When I arrived, I noticed a tense atmosphere between my daughters and their father. I thought it was the teenager–parent's issue, so I ignored it, but when I noticed that my daughters would sometimes be rude to their father, I demanded to know what was going on.
"This became a matter of concern cause my daughters used to adore their father. I tried severally to get my girls to speak, but all they had to say was for me to talk to my husband.
I had to ask my hubby what was going on. He told me it was nothing he couldn't handle & that our girls were keeping bad company in school & cause of this, he decided to disallow them from going out & attend parties. He drops them in school & creates time to pick them up from school.
I was happy as such a strong hand is needed for my girls. I ignored their attitude. Few days to when I was to travel back to Canada. I called my girls to talk to them. After a long talk, they told me that daddy did not want them to go out cause he was having sex with both of them.
When my husband came back from the office, I confronted him, and they repeated what they told me in his presence. My husband denied it vehemently, but the girls insisted that it was the truth. I was confused, and I sought the counsel of our pastor and his parents.
They called our girls & they said the same thing. I didn't know who to believe. My husband kept begging me to believe him, but I just was not ready to listen cause I could not see reason why our children would lie about such. I made arrangements and took my children back to Canada with me despite the loans I had to take for the extra costs. While I filed for divorce. I raised my children alone for about 3years.
Then I heard the news that my now ex-husband was getting married to someone else. I mentioned it to the girls and expressed how sad I was that a man that would do that to his daughters went scotfree because there is no evidence to push a case.
"I burst out crying while apologizing to my girls about what he put them through. It was there that they confessed that their father did not touch them.
That they lied cause their father did not give them the freedom to do what they desired & they wanted to leave NIGERIA. My world shattered. Where do I start from? How do I beg my husband? What do I say? Probably, I should have trusted my husband, but I was just trying to be a good Mom. I lost a good man. How do I get him to forgive his children and I? Can I still save my home?©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.