A mum of three blue-eyed children has narrated her ordeal after her husband abandoned her and their kids because of their eyes colour.
The family’s story went viral after one Alabi Afusat shared their story online. Afterwards, the woman shared her story with Punch News paper.
According to the story, the woman is naturally blue-eyed and she gave birth to their blue-eyed children. the eye colour made their father abandon them.
Risikat Azeez-Ayegbami, a mum-of-two from Kwara State, told Punch that she was born with naturally blue eyes.
She explained that since it was unusual, her parents have taken her to hospitals to confirms if she is okay. Al the hospitals confirmed that there is nothing wrong with his eyes.
She explained that as she grew older, concerned people kept commenting on her eyes and advising her parents to take her for a medical checkup.
She also recounted how while in primary school, her teachers invited her parents and asked them to take her to the hospital to check her eyes.
After all the test, it was again confirmed that there is nothing wrong with her eyes and they are just naturally blue like that of a Caucasian.
She added that the doctors gave her lots of gifts and told her that they love her eyes and the sister also said that Risikat was always invited to the hospital.
“I can see clearly and there’s nothing wrong with my eyes,” she said.
Risikat grew older and got married. She gave birth to three girls and all of them inherited her eye colour.
However, she explained that her husband, Abdulwasiu Omo Dada, had a problem with it and abandoned them as a result.
She said he loved her with her eyes at first but after she had their first child and she was born with the same eyes, their relationship changed and it became hard to have a conversation with her husband. It got worse when she had her younger daughter.
“When I had the first baby, it became difficult to have a conversation with him. Till I left with the children, we didn’t have a conversation.
“Whenever I attempt to have a conversation with him, he would get angry and walk out on me.”
Things became even worse after she had all her three children and they all came out with blue eyes.
He was no longer coming around and she and her children were left in the care of her parent.
Risikat said: “Even his parents were asking him if he was going to keep having children with blue eyes.”