The blue-eyed lady, Risikat Azeez who had since reconciled with her husband after the news of her abandonment with her children due to abnormal colouration of their eyes went viral has formalised the union through Nikkah(Islamic marriage rites)with the father of her children.
Risikat, received help from well -meaning Nigerians, including the first lady of Kwara state, Olufolake Abdulrazaq and former first lady of the state,Toyin Saraki through her Foundation.
Narrating her ordeal,Risikat said about a year ago,her husband,Wasiu told her to pack out of his house with her kids because of their abnormal eyes colouration.
‘About a year ago, my husband told me to pack out of his house. He told me that his parents said that they could not live with children with strange eyes’.
Her husband had apparently been told to marry a woman who would give him children with normal eyes. On account of this, Risikat said she was kicked out and had to move back in with her parents.
However,Wasiu said his estranged wife left his home out of her own volition, adding that he started having troubles with her over her “wayward” behaviour towards him.
He also said that Risikat, whom he claimed wasn’t content with what he offers her and the kids, had “blackmailed” him by putting up pictures of herself and his kids on Facebook to “beg for alms”.
“It was because of her eyes that I fell in love with and married her. Her actions towards me like waywardness and telling me I wasn’t being good to her caused the trouble. I did things for her she denied; I’ve been providing for her and the kids to the knowledge.
When she was born, her parents discovered that her eyes are blue. Since her vision seemed normal, they did nothing about it until she was bullied in school and called names.
Until few months ago,when fortune smiled on her. She suddenly turned to a celebrity.Having read of her plight, Mrs. Saraki extended succor to the family through her Alaafia Kwara Initiative.
Saraki, a former First Lady of Kwara State, who doubles as the wife of the immediate former President of the Senate, had her team of community midwives and women leaders visit Risikat and her children at their residence.
Risikat was visibly overjoyed to receive her first high-level visitors, who came bearing an empowerment grant of N250,000 from Mrs Saraki, aimed as financial support to enable her children’s immediate return to education, and ease her burden of care as she considers her options.