Nigeria’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs in conjunction
with the police have taken three-year-old twins boys
from their mother’s custody after she filmed them
having sex and sent the video to her husband.
A report by The Nation indicated that Patience Isua said she
filmed the abominable act of her twin boys to show to her
husband as proof of her claim that the boys behaved
strangely » anytime they paid him a visit and returned to her.
She was reported to have suspected the girlfriend of the
children’s father with whom he has been co-habiting after he
left her last year of being the one polluting the children.
On Tuesday officials of the Ministry of Women Affairs
accompanied by the police stormed Patience Isua’s home in
Olugbemiga Ladipo, Ado in Ajah, Lagos and took the children
When queried, the woman admitted to the offence, saying:
“Yes, I took the video myself. He was not around when I sent it
to him. My children stay with me and they stay with him as
well. He comes to pick the children to wherever he is staying.
“We have been living apart since last year that he took me to a
human rights organisation. It was agreed that he should have
12 hours with the kids at weekends but he did not stick to the
agreement. Sometimes, he took them with him for many days
and when they came back, they usually exhibited strange
“I am aware that he lives with an older woman. So, he takes
them there and whenever they are there, I get worried because I
do not know what my children are going through in the hands
of the woman.
“Somebody trained my boys to practice such devilish act. This
is an abuse. I do not know who trained them to be like this.
Before I saw them and videoed it, I had told their father that
whenever they came back from his house they usually
complained of pain.
“There were signs before it got to this stage. I don’t know where
he takes them to and what they are fed. Most times they come
back stooling blood or complaining of pains in their anus. I
called his attention to it but he didn’t listen. This is what has
been killing me silently.
“There was a day they went to school from his house and their
auntie (teacher) called me to complain that my children were
stooling blood. I told her to report to their father because they
came to school from his house. Then I called him the following
day to ask if their auntie complained to him and he said ‘yes’.
When I asked what they ate, he hung up.
“Another time, one of my sons while pooing, said his anus was
paining him. I took him out of the toilet and I saw fresh
wounds. Again I called to find out where he usually took the
kids, because I did not understand what was happening.
“I told him his children would come back from where he takes
them to and they would sit on the chair and start saying
mummy, daddy kiss.
“So, when I saw them that day, I had to video and send to him
so that he would see the damage he was causing to our kids.
He now turned the whole thing around and wants to blame me,
whereas, I told him to stop taking my kids where he usually
“I know they picked up the habit where he usually took them to,
because in my house, they do not have access to television and
they do not go out. I only take them to school and church. I live
with my sister, who goes to work and comes back late. So, it is
certainly not in my house that they saw such devilish act.”
“I also trained them. I told my kids to shout and tell their daddy
should anyone try to touch their private parts. I told them to
Meanwhile, the children’s father simply identified » as Ikanta
denied his wife’s claims.
He said: “I was really surprised when she sent me that video. I
never imagined such a thing would happen. So, you took your
time to video this without you shouting at them to stop and you
said you wanted to send it to me?” he queried.
Before taking the children away, Police Commissioner Imohimi
Edgal who was part of the team that visited the house told
both Patience Isua and her alienated husband that: “This is a
very serious act and as a mother you see your children and your
response was to video it? Now apart from you videoing this
what other actions did you take? Who did you report to?
“It is not only the police that are concerned. You can see we
have a Child Protection Unit from the Ministry of Youth and
“People are concerned. You would agree with me that these
children are supposed to be under strict parental care and
guidance. From this video, you will agree that it doesn’t show
good example of parental care.
“Having discussed it with experts and also officials from the
Ministry of Youth and Social Development, we are of the opinion
that there is need to find out more as to what is going on
regarding the welfare of the children. As such, we are also of
the opinion that we cannot entrust these children to your care
for now, until we understand exactly what is going on.
“We would entrust the children to the ministry. That is why they
are here. They have shelters that are approved by the
government and these shelters are purposely built for purposes
such as this to ensure that children are protected by the state
when the need arises.
“There is going to be a joint investigation between the police
gender unit and the ministry. We want to be sure that nobody is
abusing these children. We want to know where they picked up
this kind of elaborate homosexual act.
“Anyone who sees this would be worried especially because of
the tenderness of the children. They are too young.
“We cannot entrust them to any of you. We intend to take this
matter to a law court to determine the suitability of both of you