Mrs Hannah Adewumi, has approached an Ikole-Ekiti, Ekiti State Customary Court in Ekiti State, seeking for the dissolution of her union with her husband, Sola, a farmer and okada rider, on the ground of constant fighting.
The plaintiff told the court that all her efforts to show love and maintain peace in the union have been futile.
The plaintiff alleged that her husband would pick offence and quarrel over any little misunderstanding.
“Sometimes, I go for menial jobs to get food for the family, buy my husband gifts like foot wears and pay our only daughter’s school fees to show how much I want to keep my marriage.
“But my husband, rather than take care of us, whenever he has money will go out with friends to drink ‘jedi’ local gin.
“I had been hospitalised on certain occasions due to a rise in my blood pressure as a result of the maltreatment I received from my husband” she said.
She stated that she was no longer interested in their union again and thus prayed the court to grant her custody of their only child, a two-year-old girl and also help her retrieve her property, which she said included hair dryer and dresses, among others, from her husband’s house.
The defendant however denied all the allegations .
The court, headed by Mrs Yemissi Ojo, said a warrant should be issued on the defendant in order to retrieve the property in his house and adjourned the case till July 3 for further hearing.
She added that the defendant must come to court with his witnesses on that day.