A desperate Nigerian woman has confessed to sleeping with her landlord just to feed her family during lockdown and now her conscience is weighing down on her.
Her unemployed husband has been relying on her salary all this while.
She sent her message to Cynthia Valerian Raphaels on Facebook and said:
“Good evening ma. Hide my id, please. My marriage is 10 years with 3 kids. My husband is 44years, 32 years. I beg you all don’t blame me much.
I just needed solutions on how to help myself, because I have started hating myself. My husband lost his job last 2 years and since then, I have been feeding the house with my salary.
I did something I never wanted to do on this Corona period. I don’t have any money to cook anything at home and no one to talk to, no water for my children to drink. We started drinking borehole water.
I kept putting my account number on madam Cynthia give away post but I wasn’t lucky at all. Our landlord has been making advances at me for long and I ignored him.
My parents look up to me for help and I didn’t even give them anything at all. I and my family stayed two days without anything and I left to ask my landlord for money to see if he can help me.
All my neighbours I went to for help, nobody gave me anything. I lied to my husband let me go and see my brother’s friend to know if she can help us. My landlord wife and kids stay abroad.
He lives two houses away from us. When I got to his place, he brought up the topic again and I told him that I cant do it, he promised to give me 20k free and some provisions.
I know what I did is wrong and my conscience is killing me badly. I can’t watch my three children cry anymore and I gave in and he refused to use protection. I have been asking God to forgive me.
If they paid us in school where I teach before discharging us I won’t have fallen into such. I am a shadow of myself now ma.
Three days ago, our compound people had a meeting with him. Nepa people came to cut our light because of old bill we didn’t settle.
If you see the way he humiliated my husband because he gave his own suggestions because he knows our situationI covered my face in shame.
I wish I never did what I did. My husband is not on social media. Please help me post for advice.”