LAGOS – A35-year-old wife, Mrs Sarah Ogunde, on Tuesday in Lagos urged a Somolu Customary Court to dissolve her 10-year-old marriage to her husband, Tolani Ogunde, over an alleged threat to her life.
Sarah, a civil servant, in her petition to the court accused her husband of threatening her life, being fetish, not being trust worthy, regularly beating her, and lack of care and love.
She said though the union was blessed with a child, the husband was yet to pay the bride price.
The petitioner also alleged that her husband was fond of leaving their matrimonial home at 5a.m. daily, only to return at midnight, and on some occasions, he would stay away for days.
Sarah said that she had found some substances suspected to be fetish objects with her husband, stressing that she had decided to leave as she no longer loved him.
However, Tolani, in his defence, told the court that he was still in love with his wife.
He said that the alleged fetish objects his wife said she found in his possession were for his personal security.
The president, Mrs Oluremi Ekundayo, advised the parties to maintain peace while she requested that the blood relations of the couple should appear in court on the next adjournment date for counseling.
Ekundayo adjourned the case till May 12 for hearing. (NAN)
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