A trader, Mrs Olaide Ojikutu, has urged an Igando customary court in Lagos State to dissolve her five-year marriage because her husband allegedly denied the paternity of their second son.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ojikutu, 29, told the court that her husband, Olufemi, with whom she had her two sons, said he was not the father of their second son.
“When I was pregnant with my second son, my husband saw me chatting with my male school mate friend on Facebook and accused me of dating him.
“He told me that he will not accept the baby because he believed that the man I was chatting with impregnated me.
“My husband refused to accept the baby, so my family took up the responsibility of the child.
“The baby is now two years and my husband still has refused to pay for his feeding and school fees,” she said.
Olaide said her husband was envious of men being around her and prevented her from working so that other men would not go after her.
“I got a job at a bank but my husband did not allow me to work. I also got jobs in other places but he still would not allow me to work.
“He is always monitoring my movement; if I go out and do not come home before 4 p.m., he will lock me out,” she said.
She alleged that her husband has always been unfaithful and whenever she tries to caution him he beats her.
“My husband is a womaniser and an alcoholic who dates women irrespective of their size or colour and anytime I try to query him he beats me,” she said.
She begged the court to dissolve the marriage as she was no longer interested in the union.
The respondent, however did not appear in court after being served with the summon.
President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, ordered the bailiff to reserve the respondent notice of hearing before the next adjourned date.
Omilola adjourned the case till July 12 for further hearing.