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Nigerian Family Cries Foul Over Suspected Murder of Daughter By Polish Husband

Nigerian Family Cries Fowl Over the Suspected Murder of Their Daughter by Her Polish Husband
Sholly, 36, died in suspicious circumstances and her body was hastily cremated by her Polish husband. Photo Credit: Laila's blog

The family of 36-year-old Oluwashola Atunrayo Gaska (born Adefolalu) have called on the Nigerian government to pressure Polish authorities to open an inquest in to the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death and hasty burial of their daughter by Jakub Gaska, her Polish husband.

In a statement issued at a press conference, the family wondered why Oluwashola would die suddenly — with her body hastily cremated by her husband — when she had no previous history of health problems.

Oluwashola Atunrayo Gaska

Sholly’s family say she was healthy and fun to be with. Photo Credit: Laila’s blog

“The news of the death of Oluwashola Atunrayo Gaska (nee Adefolalu) fondly known as ‘Sholly’ came as a rude shock to her family and friends back home in Nigeria. More devastating was the effect of the report of her cremation by her husband, just a few days after her death,” a spokesperson for the family and sister to the deceased Mrs. Abimbola “Salt” Essien-Nelson said.

According to Essien, she received a telephone call from Gaska on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at about 11:28 a.m. local time that there had been an accident involving Sholly without disclosing the nature of the accident.

“The husband did not tell me the nature of the so-called accident. I was still conversing with the husband when the telephone was disconnected. The husband later called me back on the same day, stating that Oluwashola fell ill on Tuesday and that he and his sister took her to a hospital.”

Essien said she later received a telephone call from Gaska telling her that Oluwashola became unconscious and died. Gaska claims Sholly died later in the early hours of Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

“To date, the only proof of Sholly’s death is a scanned copy of the death certificate with the alleged cause of death being secondary anaemia and ‘tumour on the uterus,’” Essien said.

“We also made it clear to him that because of the sudden nature of her death, we want to see her corpse. We sent several sets of representatives from the Nigerian community to him in this regard, but he refused to allow anyone access to the corpse. His response was that Oluwashola said only Abimbola [Essien] and no other person should see her corpse.”

Eventually Gaska would go ahead to cremate Oluwashola’s corpse on January 2, 2017, without anyone from her family getting to see her, raising the suspicion that she may have been murdered.

Her family said Gaska told them in the middle of a heated argument, concerning Oluwashola’s funeral rites, that “the cremation will proceed as planned and there is nothing anyone can do about it.”

Oluwashola and Jakub Gaska

Sholly and her husband Jakub. Photo Credit: Laila’s blog

Oluwashola reportedly met her husband in the early 2000s, when she traveled to Poland to study Architecture, reports Naij. The two fell in love, and after graduation, the deceased informed her family that she intended to marry Gaska and settle in Poland. The couple got married in 2010 and lived in Krakow, Poland.

In her lifetime, Oluwashola taught English as a foreign language. She also made a tidy income from her photography business, which she ran from her home, since her husband was mostly out of work.

“The husband was in and out of employment between 2010 and 2016 as his highest educational qualifications was [a] high school certificate, though his last employer was the IKEA Store in Krakow, Poland,” Essien said.

“I constantly received reports that the deceased had constant frictions in the marriage due to the overbearing influence and meddling stance of her mother-in-law, and as a matter of fact, my sister had informed me of their plans to relocate to a separate house for the privacy of herself and her husband as there was no privacy whatsoever in the matrimonial home.”

  • Blacklove

    I am very sad for this woman and her family.
    But I think we must stop lying to ourselves about interracial mariages and sexual intercourses.
    Specially black women who are systematically dominated in these kinds of relationships!
    I recommand this book for more understanding : The Isis Papers , The keys to the colors From Frances Cress Welsing

    • Yeah I Said It

      The Isis Papers is AMAZING. Read it when I was only ten. That book Power.

  • Adamson

    May Her Soul rest in peace. I also commiserate with the family on their loss.

    Please leave the husband alone. For the lady to have decided to marry him, it speaks a lot of her love, trust and respect for him. For him also to agree to “marry” not just have a fling with her, or bf/gf, it speaks volumes of the love and respect and the good naturedness of the husband. Don’t forget, Europeañs don’t wanna get married, not to talk of marrying a black Nigerian foreigner in his own country. So it can only be love between these two couples.

    Also, unlike Nigerians who are crazy about academic qualifications, the fact of the matter is, that you do not need a “big” and “many” Certificates and Academic qualifications to have a good job and good life in the Modern countries. As to whether, the husband is unable to get or keep a job, I think not. Polish people are known to be very hard workers all over Europe. If he cant get a job in his country, then the wife stands even a greater disadvantage. People are born. They also die.

    RIP Dear and may God judge what is unclear to the human eyes.