.He Wants To End Marriage With Wife Tanwa –
“I met a man tying my towel in our bedroom,” that was how a 40-year-old trader, Mr Dare Abioye, narrated his ordeal to an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday, 8 March, 2017.
He said that his wife, Tanwa, of eight years of marriage brought her lover into their matrimonial room.
“I came back home to pick something in the morning and I caught my wife with her lover inside our room . Her lover who was only putting on a singlet, tied my towel around his waist.
“I was so mad, I punched him and he retaliated, both of us engaged in a physical fight. My wife’s lover beat the hell out of me, so, I rushed inside our store to pick a cutlass but before I returned, he had escaped,” he said.
Abioye said that his wife was always threatening his life with dangerous weapons.
“Tanwa is threatening to kill me, she always hit me with sharp weapons whenever we have misunderstanding. There was a day she was chasing me with a kitchen knife in our street to stab me.
“She is a good fighter. I have on six occasions bailed her at the police station. She fights with friends, neighbours, even in the church and I had to leave that church for her because of this shameful act,” he said.
The petitioner begged the court to end the marriage that he can no longer continue and that the love he once had for her had faded.
Tanwa, a mother of three, however, described Dare as fetish, claiming that he had killed the foetus in her womb.
She said: “He gave me Suya to eat when I was eight months pregnant and the baby in my womb started to breath faster, I rushed to the hospital but had a still birth,” she said.
“There was a day I saw my bra inside my husband’s brief case, I queried him but he said he wanted to take it to his church for prayers. He also brought a handkerchief home and gave it to me to clean my private part and return to him but I refused.
“He has been bringing home different types of soup and other liquids for me to drink which I also refused because I do not trust him,” she said.
The respondent said that she was not adulterous that it was her husband that was cheating on her with her friend.
“My husband is dating my friend, he took her to Mecca in 2015,” she said.
Tanwa said that she was still in love with her husband that the court should not grant his wish.
The court president, Mr Adegboyega Omilola ordered the couple to come along with three members of their families each for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
He adjourned the case to April 4 for further hearing.