.Embattled Woman Tells Court In Lagos –
“My husband is having an affair with our pastor’s daughter,” a 42-year-old civil servant, Mrs Taiwo Oni has told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos.
Taiwo made this known while responding to a divorce suit filed by her husband, Bode, who accused her of threat to his life.
The respondent said that her husband of 15 years was having an affair with their pastor’s daughter and he was planning to marry her.
The mother of two girls described her husband as a wicked and callous man, who destroyed her womb and wanted to marry another woman.
“My husband took me to the hospital and connived with the doctor to removed my womb so that I will not be able to get pregnant again.
“After destroying my womb, he is now telling me that he wanted to marry another woman so that he can have a son that will inherit his property.
“He also told me he wanted to sell our house so that he can settle our daughters and rent an apartment for me before he moves on with his life,” she said.
According to her, Bode starved her of sex for three years.
“My husband refused to make love to me and didn’t eat my food in the last three years,” she said.
According to her, her husband abandoned her and the children for seven months and fled to an unknown destination.
“My husband disappeared from the house for seven months, I got a tip-off from a reliable source that he travelled with our pastor’s daughter to Abuja. Throughout the seven months, he refused to pick my calls,” she said.
She begged the court not to grant her husband’s request for dissolution of their marriage, that she was still in love with him.
“He wanted to divorce me in order to marry his lover. Who will marry me now after my husband has destroyed my womb, please do not grant his request,” she said.
The petitioner, Mr Bode Oni, has approached the court seeking to terminate his 15-year-old marriage over wife’s threat to his life.
He said that his wife always attacked him with dangerous weapons whenever they have misunderstanding.
“She always threatening to stab me with knife anytime we are fighting. There was a day she threatened to pour fuel on me, as she was bringing the fuel towards me, I quickly ran for my dear life.
“On two occasions, she arrested me with Police just because I wanted to sell the house I built with my money. Last month, I heard her inciting incantation calling demonic power to kill me,” he said.
The 48-year-old clearing agent begged the court to dissolve the union, saying he could no longer tolerate her and that the love he once had for her had faded.
The President of the Court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case till June 27 for further hearing.