I did so ‘cos of her extramarital affairs — Husband
A 40-year-old woman, Mrs Taiwo Olorunisola, has asked an Igando customary court in Lagos State to dissove her marriage because she could no longer tolerate her husband, Olajide.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Olorunisola further told the court during the week that Olajide had starved her of sex for three years.
“My husband does not make love to me nor does he eat my food for the past three years. He always claims that I wants to kill him,” she said.
The petitioner also accused her husband of threatening to kill her.
“My husband is always threatening my life; he once brought out cutlass in the middle of the night threatening to butcher me but I was fast enough to escape.
“There was a day he was beating me, I escaped and he threw a stone at me but I dodged it and the stone hit my first daughter on her forehead which led to heavy bleeding.
“Our daughter was rushed to a hospital and her head was stitched. The scar is still on her forehead,” she said.
The mother of four, who has been married to Olajide for 18 years, described him as a drunk.
“My husband cannot do without going to a beer parlour and he must drink to stupor after which he usually loses self control.
“He used to tell me that nobody can take away beer from his life,” she said.
The petitioner said that her husband womanises a lot and that she once read a message sent by one of his lovers and confronted him and that he confessed to her and begged for forgiveness.
She begged the court to dissolve the marriage, saying that she was tired of the marriage and no longer in love.
However, Olajide, 47, denied all the allegations, saying that it was his wife that was having extramarital affairs.
“I caught my wife on several occasions with a particular man at a particular spot at odd hours.
“On two occasions, my wife and her lover arrested me with police, claiming that I was threatening their lives,” he said.
He said that he stopped eating his wife’s food and making love to her because of her adulterous act and that he was afraid she might harm him either through food or sex.
The respondent said that his wife wanted to divorce him in order to marry her lover because his business was no longer booming.
“When my business was booming, I bought her two different cars and made life comfortable for her but now that things turned the other way, she started cheating on me and misbehaving.”
The respondent conceded to the dissolution of the marriage, saying that he was also fed up with the union.
President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case till October 4 for judgement.