.Divorce Seeking Samuel Tells Igando Court –
By Nike Adekunle –
“I caught my wife while massaging her man-friend who was only putting on a boxer in her inner shop,” that was how a 45-year-old businessman, Mr Samuel Adodo, who is seeking to divorce his wife, narrated his ordeal to an Igando Customary Court in Lagos.
He said that his wife, Sade, of six-year marriage was having an extra-marital affair.
“My wife is having affair, I went to her shop ( a beer joint) unannounced and met her with a man who was only wearing a boxer and laying down on a mattress inside her inner shop.
“My wife was sitting on him and massaging his whole body. Immediately the man saw me, he quickly jumped up from the mattress and began to wear his trouser and shirt.
“I did not say anything but left the shop immediately. Since that day I became bitter because I feel being cheated.
“I have given her Holy Bible and Quran severally to swear that she was not dating the man but she always refused to swear,” he said.
The petitioner said that his wife is also a drunk.
“My wife is a regular customer at the bars; she will drink and even fall into the gutter,” he said.
He begged the court to dissolve their marriage that he can no longer cope with her.
However, Sade, accused her husband, Samuel, of always raping her in the presence of their children.
“Whenever my husband comes home, he will want to make love to me by force and whenever I caution him not to do it in the presence of our children, he will beat me and make love to me by force while the children watch us.
“There was a day I came back from work and I met my children, the boy was on top of our young girl, doing what they always see their father do to me,” she said.
The 39-year-old respondent denied dating the man her husband met in the inner room of her shop.
“I am not having an affair with the man my husband saw in my shop, he has body ache and I’m only rendering help by massaging him,” she said.
The mother of three said that her husband was an untamed chatterbox.
“My husband is a talkative, he talks too much and he cannot keep any of family secret. He is in the habit of sharing our family issues with his relatives, friends and the public.
“There was a day I was attacked spiritually; blood was gushing out of my eyes, nose and mouth. When I was rushed to a prayer house, I was told that my husband caused the sickness because he talks too much about out affair to the public.
“We have been married for seven years. All through this time, I have been the one catering for the needs of my family from my resources.
“I combine all sorts of odd jobs with my beer parlour business to make ends meet. My husband claimed he is a carpenter but never built a table since the inception of our marriage,” Sade said.
She conceded to the dissolution of marriage saying she too was no longer interested.
The President of the Court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case to June 6 for judgment.