The lawyer, identified as Elnathan (@elnathan_john) took to his twitter page to reveal that a lot of Nigerian women prefer not to make their life partners their next-of-kin as most wives who did, ended up dying mysteriously.
He futher explained that the husbands of the dead wives always show up to claim their huge life insurance money, adding that an unofficial policy was made telling women not to choose their husbands as next-of-kin as Nigerian women started changing their next-of-kin in their HR files from their husbands to their children or their parents.
According to him, it is very alarming that no investigation or what so ever was conducted when these women appear dead and sadly, most people in the country see “healthy” middle aged adults dropping dead as a common occurrence.
His tweets reads:
“Something on my mind: I once worked (as a lawyer) for a client on an inheritance case and when I was sent to investigate some part of the case in Port Harcourt (in an oil company). I found out that because of the high rate of female staff turning up dead.”
“And their husbands showing up to claim their (huge) life insurance, women had all begun to change their next-of-kin in their HR files, from their husbands to their children or their parents. In this one case, the company was refusing to give a deceased woman’s benefits to a male relative of hers and it turned out that she had not sorted out her next-of-kin business. So two sets of people had gotten letters of administration and were in court.
Women I spoke to said: That is how since they knew they would get money, women started dying o. I was shook.”
“It became unofficial policy to tell women not to have their husbands as next of kin. Shocking and sad. People living their lives scared that the men they are sleeping with, will murder them for a huge payout. Wish I knew how our case ended: left the firm before case was resolved.
Someone had given me a list of up to four cases off the top of her head of women in the office who had died mysteriously and the NEXT day, their husbands or in one case brother would show up to collect their payout. Like the next day. Weirdly, not one police investigation.”
Sadly, Nigeria is a country where it is common for “healthy” middle aged adults to just drop dead, either without explanation or after our most famous killer in Nigeria: “brief illness”. So, unless something is truly out of the ordinary, do not expect police to inquire.
This came to my mind because I saw someone asking somewhere why many women in Nigeria do not have their husbands as next-of-kin. I am not sure how widespread this practice is, but yeah, this is one reason why this might occur“
Everyday we have more and more Nigerian husbands who have become money conscious, where the sole aim of them getting married is just to get their hands on their wives’ money and if it does not work as planned for them, they take extreme measures.
It could be recalled recently that one Daniel Okafor of Nsugbe Anambra state was alleged to have poured some chemical substance suspected to be acid on his wife, one Mrs Paulina Okafor for refusing to make him next of kin.
Meanwhile, the statement;
“Nigeria is a country where it is common for “healthy” middle aged adults to just drop dead, either without explanation or after our most famous killer in Nigeria: “brief illness”. So, unless something is truly out of the ordinary, do not expect police to inquire.”
can arguably be said to be false, as it depends on the gender that dies.
It is a well known fact that if reverse was the case, the woman (wife) would be behind bars or be treated as an outcast by the man’s family because the wives are mostly blamed for their husbands death in Nigeria.
Questions are always asked when the man dies but not when the woman dies.