A Nasarawa state-based housewife, Rosemary Osegba Clem, has said she has no regrets hacking her mother-in-law, Mrs. Ashi Clem, to death in the Abena community in Doma Local Government Area of the state on March 18, over the woman’s interference in her marriage.
In an interview with The Nation, Rosemary said she and Abaagu Clem, a farmer and trader, got married in February 2016 but the marriage was yet to produce a child.
According to Rosemary, her and her mother-in-law became sworn enemies the day Clem, an only child, introduced her as his wife to be. Rosemary says efforts by her mother-in-law to get Clem not to marry her, proved abortive as he stood his ground, insisting she was the one for him.
Clem’s decision to defy his mother and go ahead with the marriage allegedly didn’t go well with his mother as she allegedly swore never to allow the marriage to work.
Rosemary said her mother in-law never hid her hatred for her as every little issue they had was easily amplified to a major issue, resulting in a quarell and physical fight in many cases.
According to Rosemary, her inability to bear a child for her husband saw her mother in-law mounting pressure on him to take another wife.
She said her husband at a time began yielding to his mother’s pressure and was introduced to a girl who started living with her mother in-law.
The imminent threat to her marriage forced her to take her mother in-law’s life as she could not share him with another woman.
Rosemary fetched an axe in the early hours of Saturday, March 18, 2020, walked into her mother-in-law’s room and hacked her to death in her asleep.
Rosemary in the interview said she is ready to face the consequences.
“My mother-in-law made life unbearable for me because I could not bear a child for her son. It has been hell for me from day one of this marriage.
My mother-in-law did everything humanly possible for me to leave the marriage. She always swore that if indeed she was my husband’s mother, she would not allow the marriage to work.
I did everything humanly possible to appease her, but it was all to no avail.
She insisted that I must leave the house and that her son must get married to another girl. True to her threats, she went as far as getting another girl for my husband.
I also blame my husband for telling his mother everything about our private matters, including sex, finance and other issues.
My husband always complained that I refused him sex most times, even though I told him that I’m not the type that likes to have sex all the time.
I don’t have sexual feelings like other women because I was circumcised. But I told him I loved him.
We had sex only once in a week, but he couldn’t bear it, and he told his mother who had already developed hatred for me about it.
My husband decided to focus his attention on the new girlfriend his mother brought for him.
Most times, the girl would spend a whole week in my mother-in-law’s apartment with the consent of my husband.
When I could no longer bear it, I took the decision to eliminate her so that I can save my marriage.
Source: News update