LAGOS – An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday dissolved the two-year-old marriage between Jumoke,25, and her husband, Mosuru Ige, over threat to life.
“All efforts to reconcile the couple have proved futile as the petitioner insisted on divorce,’’ the court’s president, Mr R.I Adeyeri, said.
“The court has no choice than to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the husband still claims he loves his wife.
“Both parties are no longer husband and wife, they are free to go their separate ways.’’
Jumoke filed for divorce on March 26 seeking dissolution of her marriage to Ige, who she accused of always threatening her life at the least provocation.
Jumoke said she filed for divorce in spite of the blood covenant she and her husband entered into not to separate from each other.
“I’d rather die than to continue with the marriage; I regret my action but I am ready to face the consequence. [eap_ad_1] “I don’t care about the consequence of the blood oath we made before our marriage; I can no longer cope with his threat to my life,” she told the court.
She said her husband was always threatening her life with either a knife or a bottle anytime they had misunderstanding.
“He always stabs me with a knife or bottle anytime we have misunderstanding or he beats me up.
“My husband will kill me one day if I continue to live with him; my life is no longer safe.’’
The mother of a nine-month-old baby further said that her husband once stabbed her elder brother with a bottle when he tried to mediate in their misunderstanding. Ige, 32, who is businessman, confirmed that he and his wife made blood covenant not to separate.
He also confirmed his wife’s testimony that he once stabbed her elder brother.
“When I went to their house to carry my baby, her brother was dragging her with me, so I picked a bottle in their room and stabbed him in order for me to carry her,’’ he said.
Ige told the court that the wife’s stubbornness was responsible for their frequent fights.
He begged the court not to grant his wife’s wish, saying he still loved her. (NAN)