“My husband is a woman wrapper, he is an incurable and a chronic flirt,’’ a 42-year-old businesswoman, Mrs Rashidat Wilson, told an Igando Customary Court on Friday in Lagos State.
Rashidat said these while responding to a divorce suit filed by her husband, Odion Wilson.
“My husband is dating singles, married women and the divorced. He does not have a taste as he runs after anything under skirt as if he had been cursed.
“He is even having illicit affairs with my friends and our tenant.
“Most times, he would say that he was going for vigil, instead, he would pass the night in one of his concubines’ houses.
“Whenever I called our pastor or other church members to know if my husband were in church for vigil, they would say that he was not there,’’ she said.
The respondent said that the church’s leadership had expressed its regrets by ordaining her husband as the father of “Good Women’’.
“My husband was ordained as the Father of Good Women by our church but because of his illicit affairs with women he was demoted.
“He left the church because he was disgraced.
“The pastor made reference to him during one of his sermons where he advised him to desist from illicit affairs,’’ she said.
Rashidat, however, said that she was not ready to divorce her husband because she still loved him.
The petitioner, Wilson, 60, a businessman, sought the dissolution of their six-year-old childless marriage claiming his wife was hot tempered.
Odion said that Rashidat had become hot tempered because of her constant complaints over his alleged randy behaviour.
“My wife is hot tempered; she always fights or beats-up any woman she sees me with.
“Rashidat is always frustrating my life, fighting and accusing me of dating every woman she sees me with.
“She always tells me the woman to talk with and which I should not talk to.
“She once hit me with a plank and tore my clothes in public because she saw me talking to a woman.
“There was a Sunday she fought with a woman in our church during the service accusing the woman of dating me.
“Because of that embarrassment, I stopped going to that church.
“But, she also traced me to my current church where she also accused me of dating another woman there,’’ Wilson said.
The respondent said that his wife was an ingrate.
He said that he built a shop for her in front of his house where she could be selling provisions but remained unappreciative of his kind gesture.
He begged the court to terminate the six-year-old marriage which, he said, had not produced any child.
The court’s president, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case to July 26 for judgment.