Lateef Lawal’s estranged wife, Folashade Sariyu, has opened up on the alleged harassment from Nollywood actress, Lizzy Anjorin, who got married her husband.
Folashade said she’s been receiving death threats from her hubby and Lizzy ever since she unexpectedly snatched him from her.
Sharing the incident in an interview with The Punch, she said Lateef’s marriage to the actress shocked her because he just went to work one day when she was nursing their three-month-old baby and heard few days later that he had gotten married.
The distraught woman said her estranged husband stopped responding to her calls after the marriage with Lizzy, even when their landlord had threatened to evict them and their children also stopped school due to inability to pay fees.
Folashade also claimed to have evidence of Lizzy Anjorin’s threat to kill her and pay a senior lawyer to bury the case.
She said; “My husband just left the house one day and told me he was going to work. For about three days after leaving the house, he usually called me and said he was at work. However, I was shocked when I read online that he got married to an actress, Liz Anjorin. At that time, I was nursing a three-month-old, so I wasn’t conversant with happenings online. People just started calling me and told me to check Gistlover (a blog), which reported the news of Lateef’s wedding to Liz.
“I even told them that it could not be my husband. When I finally checked it, I realised that he was the one, so I started calling him but he did not take my calls. I even sent his friends to him, all to no avail. It was after eight months that I was able to get through to him. Meanwhile, he only responded because I had said I was fed up with the whole issue and would expose him online because I did not want to die in silence. I was the only one taking care of the children, yet I would go online and be seeing their father with a wealthy actress, eating and spending lavishly. My children are not even going to school anymore, because I could not afford the fees.
“Meanwhile, in the house we were residing in, the landlord had given me a quit notice because I was not paying the rent, yet he was also seeing my husband online with a rich person, while we were not paying the rent. After that, people started speaking to him, and he started calling me once in a while. He said he would give me money to start up a business, but he eventually did not fulfil his promise.
“When there was no one to support me, I went online to solicit for help, and some people came to my aid. Since then, Liz started making trouble with me, claiming that I was lying against her husband. She claimed that her husband did not know me and that if anyone was claiming to have children for her husband, that person should have a DNA test. She then started tormenting me with the police. She even threatened to kill me.
“The police men seized my phone, claiming there was evidence on it that I sent hired assassins to kill Lati. They also claimed that I was blackmailing Liz. For someone like me that does not even have money to eat; I wonder where I would have got money to hire assassins. Meanwhile, Liz was the one threatening me that she would kill me and pay a senior lawyer N10m to bury the case.
“There is nothing those police men did not do to me. They have beaten me. Even when I was on my menstrual period, they were touching my private parts. It was even Liz’s vehicle they brought to arrest me.
“While on the way, the police men threatened to kill me, and that there was nothing the people supporting me would do. Yes, I have evidence of where she said my children and I will die. She has actually been saying that for the past two years. The police men she is using also said that they would not leave me alone until I was dead.”