35 year old widow Esther Adjei has threatened to kill herself and her three children to end her suffering in life. She is currently on the run because she is unable to pay off a loan she took to make a farm while her in-laws accuse her of murdering her husband to be.
Esther said when her husband was alive he was a drunkard and irresponsible.
Narrating her ordeal, she said because her in-laws knew of her husband’s abnormal drinking attitude they warned her to jilt him but she ignored them.
“My husband’s family opposed our relationship but I could not leave him because of the children we have though I was not happy to live with a drunkard like him. Worse of it was that at the time we lived together I was Thirty years old and he was far older than me”. She told crimecheckghana.
The mother of three who hails from Abofo) in the Ashanti Region of Ghana said because of financial difficulties she was compelled to take a Three Thousand Ghana Cedis loan to start a farm. She said the farm was abandoned after her husband’s leg got swollen and he could not work again. She said subsequently, her uncle gave her money to lease a land to make a farm to make a livelihood from it. She said the landlord of the land seized it and gave it to another person at the time the cocoa they had cultivated was nearing harvest so she lost everything.
“Because my husband was unemployed our living condition worsened. When I started the farm with the loan, I was hopeful of bumper harvest because the crop was doing very well. But the farm became bushy due to my husband’s inability to on it because of his leg swollen leg. I also could not do it alone. When my uncle saw the state of our living condition, he gave me money to get a land to start the farming again. This time I cultivated cocoa which was flourishing but the landlord warned me not to step on the farm again because I could not honor the agreement we had.” She said with tears.
Esther said she is currently on the run because she has not been able to pay the loan and the authorities are hunting her. “My posters are everywhere in Mampong. The loan authorities are seriously looking for me to be put behind bars”.
She said because of that she has left her children behind for her struggling grandmother to take care of them.
The aggrieved young widow said her situation worsened when her husband died. “My husband cursed me because I told him I was leaving him. I did that because I was fed up with his drunkenness and irresponsibility but he thought it was because I was seeing another man so he cursed me. She said the curse rather reversed to affect her husband because I was not at fault. Eventually he died and her in-laws accused me of killing him. When he died his family did not inform me”.
Esther said she met a good Samaritan who later decided to support the children but she needs to raise the Three Thousand Cedis loan facility to gain her freedom. Something she has not been able to do
Crime Check Foundation is appealing to the public to come to the aid of poor widow Esther Adjei to raise the money to pay-off her loan.