By Nike Adekunle –
Mr Prince Agunana, who was definitely tired of the alleged adulterous nature of his wife, Mary, has approached an Igando Customary Court in Lagos, seeking a dissolution to his 10-year-old marriage.
Agunana, 49, a businessman, had told the court that his wife, Mary, by whom he had five children, always brings her lovers into their matrimonial home to sleep.
“My wife is promiscuous, she turns my house into a brothel and bring men to sleep whenever I travelled abroad for business.
“There was a day I came back from my business trip, I discovered that my television had been broken.
“I asked my son who broke it, he told me that it was one uncle my wife brought home that broke it when he was angry with my wife,” he said.
The petitioner said that his wife planned with one of her lovers to sell his house when he was rushed to the village over unknown sickness.
“My wife attempted to sell my house, because she believe that I will not survive the ailment.
“When I got a tip-off about the selling of my house,
I quickly sent my brother to pick up the document from my room.
“She also withdrew all the money in my account through my ATM card and gave it to her manfriend.
“Since I was sick, my wife never called nor came to the village to ask about my health.
“I strongly believe that she has hand in the sickness. She once poisoned my food to kill me so that she can inherit my property but God exposed her,” he said.
He urged the court to terminate the marriage that the love he once had for her had faded.
However, Mary, 35, a housewife, denied all the allegations, saying that it was her husband who was “promiscuous”.
“My husband brings home different women both single and married. I once saw condom in his bag and he had never used condom with me,” she said.
Mary said that she never turned her husband’s house into a brothel that the guys who normally passed the night when her husband was not around were her brothers.
“I have been faithful to our marital vow, I have
never had sex with any man, my husband married me a virgin at the age of 25,” she said.
The mother of five also denied ever poisoning her husband.
“How will I poison the father of my children, what do I stand to gain, my hands are clean, I don’t know how poison got into his body,” she said.
She said that the N500,000 she withdrew with her husband’s ATM card during his absence was for the upkeep of the house.
Mary pleaded with the court not to dissolve the marriage, adding that she was still in love with him.
The court President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case to February 21 for judgment.