My husband poured hot custard on me, please separate us —Wife
•She denied me sex for over a year, got pregnant for another man —Husband
An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court in Ekiti State, has dissolved a 10-year-old marriage between one Aminat Babatunde and her husband, Jamiu, over maltreatment, frequent beatings, fetish practice and lack of care.
Aminat told the court that her husband had been maltreating her since they got married.
The mother of two said that her husband had been threatening to kill her and was always boasting that nothing would happen if she died.
Aminat said that her husband once poured hot custard on her during an argument, adding that she suffered a severe injury and was rushed to the hospital.
She said that since then, she had not been the same again.
The petitioner urged the court to separate them.
But the respondent denied beating his wife.
He said that the petitioner was fond of coming back home late.
Jamiu also said that his wife did not allow him to have sex with her for over a year.
He denied pouring hot custard on his wife, saying it was the petitioner who threatened to pour it on him.
The respondent said he pushed the bowl of custard and it poured on her body.
He also said that his wife was pregnant for another man.
The respondent consented to the separation for the sake of peace, and urged the court to award him custody of their children.
The court president, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, observed that their marriage had broken down irretrievably and consequently dissolved it.
Akomolede gave custody of the children to the respondent.
She, however, stated that access should be given to the petitioner to see her children.