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By Nike Adekunle –
Barely after four years of nuptial bliss, a 46-year-old businessman, Mr Funso Ajayi, has approached an Igando Customary Court in a Lagos suburb to dissolve his marriage, citing wife’s infidelity.
Ajayi said that his wife with whom he had two children in their four-year of marriage was promiscuous that she run after men as if she was cursed.
“My wife is a prostitute, she sleep around with different men of different colour and sizes. Our landlord gave us quit notice in our former house because of her fondness for bringing in several men into the compound.
“I never took the rumors about her love for anything in trousers serious until we moved into our personal house. I came back one night to meet a man naked in our bedroom, she told me the man came to help her do something.
“But her excuse was baseless because the man was naked with only his boxer shorts on. I quickly seized his clothes and he ran out of the house semi naked. Then I faced my wife, we fought seriously,” he said.
The petitioner described his wife as a good fighter.
“My wife is in the habit of fighting and stirring up quarrels amongst the neighbours. She even went as far as fighting the landlords’ mother and son, she also fought our pregnant neighbour and beat the hell out of her, which led to miscarriage.
“I have been trying to be patient and tolerant but she seemed to be taking advantage of that as my weakness,” he said.
He begged the court to terminate their marriage that he was tired and no longer in love. However, his wife, Shola, 39, housewife, said that her husband never told her that he was already married to another woman before he married her.
“My husband had a wife before he married me but he did not tell me. When I found out, I was angry with him and contemplated quitting the union but my family members kicked against it, so I had to accept my fate.
“After some time, he married two other women, thus increasing his number of wives to four, in same house. Yet, he would never take care of our needs or that of our children,” she said.
The mother of two claimed that her husband was in the habit of beating her, threatening her life and depriving her and their children of care.
“My husband is an unrepentant woman beater. He beats me into coma most times and in many cases, our fights usually get settled by the Police,” she said.
The respondent urged the court to grant her husband’s wish that she too was no longer interest in the marriage.
The court president, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, after listening to the estranged couple adjourned the case to February 13 for further hearing.