A woman identified as Mrs. Sarah Asemota is demanding justice over the inhuman and degrading treatment allegedly meted on her by her late husband’s elder brother, Mr.Mukaila Asemota. She alleged that she was legally married to her late husband Mr. Isa Asemota and they lived peacefully until his demise on the 8th day of May, 2018.
According to human rights activist, Kola Edokpayi, the woman further alleged that during the burial ceremony of her late husband on the 8th day of June,2018 the said Mukaila Asemota led other members of the family to subject and humiliate her to undertake and perform various inhuman and degrading practices viz: swearing on the dead body of her deceased husband, making her to eat from a particular plate with her left hand for the period of mourning, practices that have been prohibited by the Inhuman Treatment of Widows (Prohibition) Law 2001 of Edo State.
She further said that since the death of her husband the said Mr. Mukaila Asemota allegedly seized all her husband properties and has been threatening to deal with her and her children.
A formal petition has been transmitted to the Office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, zone 5 and the Police is investigating the matter.