“My husband always brings different women into our matrimonial home whenever I’m not around,” a 29-year-old housewife, Mrs. Yetunde Bakare told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Monday.
Eyeonthenews.com reports that the petitioner accused her husband, Sunday, of three years marriage of having multiple sex partners.
“My husband brings women of different sizes, heights and colours into our matrimonial home and when I denied them access into our home, he will descend on me through beating.
“He tells me that those women were his friends from the University days and that he could not leave them because he is married. I have met some of them cooking in my kitchen, I dared not query them. I also caught one of them on our matrimonial bed sleeping wearing only brassier and knicker,” the estranged woman said.
She also accused her husband of being a threat to her life.
“My husband is after my life, there was a day he tied my nose and mouth with clothes, I was dying, but for the timely intervention of our neighbour who came in at that time, I would have been dead by now.
“There was a day one of his girl friends came to my house with her friends around 11p.m. to beat me up. After I recovered from the beating, I came out to take fresh air and I saw those girls with my husband outside the gate chatting and drinking beer.
“He always beat me whenever he sees me talking with a male or whenever he read my chats with a male friend on phone,” she said.
The mother of one said that her husband was working but he would not give her money that she had been the one paying the house rent since they got married and she has also been paying their child’s school fees.
“My husband is not a responsible man, when the rent of the two-bedroom flat I first rented was about to due, my husband disappeared from the house with all his belongings to an unknown destination and I was pregnant then.
“I was in the hospital for six days after delivery because I could not pay the bills. However, I was released after my father came to pay the bills and I stayed with him for nine months before my father rented another flat for me.
“After my father rented another flat, my husband came back to the house,” she said.
The petitioner said further that her husband beat up her father when he visited their home.
“My husband beat up my father when he came to our house to settle our quarrel and after the beating, he went further to pour salt into his car engine,” she said.
Yetunde said that her husband sold her late mother’s property without her consent.
The petitioner pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage, saying her life was at risk and she wanted to live and cater for her child.
However, Mr Sunday Bakare, 40, who is self employed, also accused his wife of infidelity.
“My wife is cheating on me, I read her chats on her phone and I discovered she was having an affair. I confronted her with those chats but instead of telling me the truth, she got angry at me for reading her chats,” he said.
The respondent said that his father in-law forced him out because he was unable to pay the house rent.
“My wife always pay the rent because I was not buoyant enough but the last rent was paid by my father-in-law who had been threatening me to vacant the house.
“On that fateful day, my father-in-law came with two thugs who beat me and threw my belongings out and arrested me. I passed a night in the cell before my father came to bail me,” the husband said.
Sunday however denied selling her wife’s late mother’s property, disclosing that she sold them herself.
He urged the court to grant his wife’s wish for the dissolution of marriage, that he too was no longer interested.
The court president, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, after listening to the estranged couple adjourned the case to March 28 for judgment.