Hours ago, one Yemisi Ogunbi made headlines after she was reportedly beaten to death by her husband on the 28th of January, 2020, leaving behind three kids.
The viral reports had screenshot of messages a family member of the deceased claimed Yemisi’s husband was responsible for her death.
Yemisi’s husband, Lukman Ogunbi, has now debunked the reports, claiming that his wife died after suffering complications arising from childbirth.
In a piece titled “Tribute” by the husband of the deceased, and made available to newsmen, Ogunbi said:
“I received with shock the rumour making the rounds, accusing me of being responsible for the demise of my late wife.
“Olayemisi Ifelowo Ogunbi was a lady of vigour, inspiration, dedication, love, character and moved around full of excitements. She enjoyed love of all especially family and husband till her demise. Though short, she lived an enviable life that afforded her marriage, three kids. She was a dedicated Christian (even though I as her husband practise Islam), a giver and enjoyed life till her demise.
“My wife was a graduate of Computer Science and Statistics from Olabisi Onabanjo University. She was creative and opened to knowledge. A young Nigerian that explored and earned living in the creative industry. She was an established make-up artist and graphic designer whose clientele included elites around the country.
“She was birthed to Ifelowo family and wedded to me. Both families are natives of Ogun State and members have impeccable personalities. Prior to our marriage and after her demise now, both families have continued a cordial alliance that has spanned fifty (50) years. Independently, either family could afford choice health service for her. My wife enjoyed love of both families, till her demise.”
In a bid to debunk the claim that he was responsible for his wife’s death, the husband of the deceased narrated the events leading to his wife’s death.
He said: “My wife visited LUTH on January 13, 2020 to complain of frequent contractions and was observed for seventy-two (72) hours. She gave birth by self to a son that’s hale and hearty, on January 18, 2020. However, there were delivery complications relating to loss of blood, blood pressure instability and sepsis.
“Both families were not willing to lose a jewel and had to commit hundreds of thousands of naira to admit Olayemisi to LUTH intensive care unit, on January 16, 2020. We were committed to her treatment and she enjoyed care and love at LUTH ICU. Only if money, care and prayers could stop death, Olayemisi would be alive today. The team of doctors could only delay the death from birth complications that took at least eleven (11) pints of blood but we lost Olayemisi January 28, 2020. Her story is an unending one as she would be remembered for several years. We love her but the Almighty God loves her more.”
Yemisi was buried at Atan cemetery, Yaba, on Saturday, February 1.