A 40-year-old man identified as Faromiki Temitope, has asked an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve his 18-year-old marriage to wife, Idowu.
The petitioner told the court that he would like to divorce his wife on the grounds of threats to life, lack of rest of mind and disrespect for his family by his wife, NAN reports.
He said, “Despite that my parents did not support our union, we love each other.
“I sponsored the education of my wife so that she could be educated, I also established her business.
“But despite all my effort on her, my wife always foment trouble.
“As an electrical contractor, she would pick my phone, called my women customers and rain curses on them that I was dating them.
“There was a day in the night, she came to my room and alleged that I was dating women, she was holding a knife and threatened to kill me by cutting my manhood,’’ he said.
Temitope said that Idowu does not also respect members of his family.
“She always foments troubles with members of my family,’’ he said.
The petitioner urged the court to award him the custody of the two children, a boy and girl, aged eight and four.
But the respondent, Idowu, denied the allegations levied against her.
She said, “I am not a trouble maker, I don’t foment troubles with my husband or his family members.
“Mother-in-law with other family members of my husband family don’t like me, since the day I got married to my husband.
“My husband’s family alleged that I was behind my husband predicament, they say I did not want his progress.
The respondent also stated that her husband was having extramarital affairs.
“There was time, he brought a woman to our home, and the woman slept in our bedroom.
“My husband lied to his parents that I want to stab him with a knife in the night, which was not true.
”It is my husband’s family that told him to file for divorce.”
She urged the court to award the custody of the children to her due to their age.
The president of the court, Mr Kayode Orejimi, adjourned the case till March. 13, for judgment.