Nigerian lawyer and former beauty queen, Helen Prest-Ajayi has refuted claims that she was the reason her late husband, Dr. Oluwatosin Ajayi left his first family 35 years ago.
Recall that former Miss Nigeria recently disclosed the trauma she went through after her husband, Dr Oluwatosin Ajayi’s death. According to her she was accused of murdering him by his adult children and there was commotion during the funeral.
However, reacting to allegations that she was the reason her late husband left his first family, Helen revealed that her late husband had been living alone in Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja for ten years before he met her and moved out.
In a lengthy Facebook post, she wrote,
“Dr Ajayi left his family and was living alone in Sheraton Hotel Ikeja for 10 years before he met me. For the avoidance of doubt, I repeat, I was not the cause of him leaving his family. I did not know him and I did not know them,” she stated.
“He met me and left the refuge of Sheraton Hotel within a month. I was married to him for 25 years. I was not a secret. Nobody challenged me or said a word. I never had any exchange of words with his children throughout our 25 years together,”
“Instead of thanking me for caring for their father and giving him a happy life, they have sort to disrespect him, his choices and his life. What kind of children do that even at their father’s graveside. 25 years is not a joke. If their father did not want me in his life I would not have been there,”
“He made it very clear he did not want their mother in his life. They did not live together or communicate with each other for 35 years. Even when he was in hospital he did not contact her though he had his phone with him. They should respect that,”
“On my part, the fact that my husband did not want their mother in his life does not also give me the license to disrespect her, after allshe is the mother of his children. Which is the reason when she was called to give the last rites I waited respectfully and quietly, expecting the same degree of respect to be given to me in turn. Of course I forgot that in Nigeria the words respect, honour, dignity are hollow.”