Wife of the immediate past governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, Yemisi, denied being beaten to coma in the United State by her husband.
The social media caught up in flame shortly after their exit from then government house in 2015 that the former governor, Suswam nearly beat his wife to death during a squabble in faraway US.
Speaking on the hearsay for the first time in an interview with City People, Mrs. Suwam said she doesn’t care whatever anybody says about her or her marriage anymore, asserting that she has developed thick skin for such allegation.
Yemisi said, “Unfortunately we didn’t know or read about it because we were in United State of America with all the family. But our son who is 14 years old woke us up that hot afternoon saying Daddy, Mummy come and see what is happening.
“My husband was fresh out of Government and we were just chilling out trying to get ourselves and bond together as a family and thank God for our lives. He told us there was something terrible going on about us on the social media and we were faraway in US when they said we were in London.
“We didn’t know where the story came from that we were in London when we were in United States. We were not even with our phone as it was switched off, so no family member could reach us but it is one of those things,”
“It is only God that has sustained our marriage for 18 years as there is nothing special that I do except from calling on my God in times of trouble. He has promised that whoever calls upon him in the days of trouble, he will save. He is a faithful God; you just have to believe in him.”
Speaking on the ‘most dreaded’ thing she heard out there that shocked her about her marriage,Yemisi said, “Well, when you marry in a place where they don’t know your background and they don’t know you so well. You don’t have brothers or sisters there, there is bound to be suspicions, speculation and all that.
“Nothing shocks me again, the worst rumour I have heard is about my life and it was early in the marriage. So whatever rumour that goes around, we know that it will never see the light of the day.”
Speaking further, she disclosed that her meeting with her husband was not love at first sight.
She said, “Who says I don’t have **** eye ball too? It was not love at first sight. We were friends before we became lovers. We understood the feelings of each other which led us into an intimate friendship. He later proposed.