By Adeola Adenuga and Oluwatobiloba Adeyemi
Mr. Fatai Nasirudeen, who was dragged before a Lagos customary court, for divorce over lack of care and other irreconcilable differences with his wife, Adenike, accused the wife of dating an Okada rider living in their neighbourhood.
Fatai claimed to have got married to his wife 6 years ago, and their union is blessed with a child.
He however alleged that his wife always kept late nights and she did not give him peace of mind. ”Though l reported the matter to her parents hoping that she would turn a new life, she did not show any sign of remorse”, the respondent stated. Fatai urged the court to dissolve the marriage.
Earlier in her submission, Adenike informed that her husband had been highly temperamental, beating her at the slightest provocation. ”There was a day he accused me of stealing N75,000 from his wardrobe, capitalised on the accusation and stopped giving me feeding allowance”.
The applicant denied amorous relationship with any Okada rider. “Shortly after l packed out of his house, he came to apologise, hoping that he had a change of mind, but, unknown to me that he was there on a mission to kill the only child that bound us together”.
She therefore urged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant her custody of the child. The court adjourned the case till October 9, 2012 for further hearing.