A 39-year-old husband, Ibrahim Anifowoshe, on Friday advised a Lagos Island Customary Court docket whereas searching for dissolution of his 12-year-old marriage that his spouse denied him intercourse, disrespected and embarrassed him within the presence of his associates.
Anifowoshe, a Nationwide Union of Street Transport Employee (NURTW) official, advised the courtroom that his spouse, Modinat embarrassed him at his work place within the presence of his colleagues.
“I need the dissolution of my marriage with Modinat as a result of my spouse denies me intercourse; for 2 years now she has stopped performing her sexual duties to me as my spouse.
“She has no respect for me and my household, and embarrasses me in all places.
“I used to be virtually overwhelmed to a pulp by a mob as a result of my spouse and her youthful sister noticed me on the road and began shouting that I used to be a thief.
“There have been some individuals who knew me within the space that delivered me from the fingers of crowd that had gathered and began beating me up.
“My spouse has stopped permitting me come to the home and has seized the important thing to the home from me.
“I’ve tried to speak to her however to no avail; she insults members of my household who attempt to mediate.
“I do not love her again and I pray the court to separate us, order her to leave the house that I rented and give me my children since she is not ready to change from her troublesome ways,” Anifowoshe mentioned.
The spouse, Modinat, a mom of three who roasts and sells plantain, denied all of the allegations that her husband levelled towards her.
She mentioned that her husband was the depraved one, who didn’t deal with her and the youngsters.
In accordance with her, he steals the proceeds that she makes from her petty enterprise.
“Each time we have now any disagreements, my husband will come to my store to destroy the issues I take advantage of for roasting my plantain.
“He doesn’t deal with me and our youngsters; I married him and had the youngsters after we had nothing and I consider now that he’s working and has cash.
“The youngsters and I needs to be properly taken care of.
“I don’t wish to be with him anymore; I additionally desire a dissolution, however I can not depart my kids for him, I’ll do all that I can to deal with my kids.
“I simply pray the courtroom to compel him to proceed to pay their faculty charges.
“I do not allow him to come into the house because he usually forcefully pokes his hand in my private part and has injured me several times,” she mentioned.
After listening to the 2 events the president of the Court docket, Mr Saheed Lawal, mentioned that the youngsters’s welfare and well-being had been of utmost significance to the courtroom.
“The fact that the two of you are not at peace with each other does not mean that the children should suffer. Their upkeep and education must be well taken care of,” he mentioned.
Lawal urged the 2 events to take care of peace and adjourned the case till Nov. 21 for judgment.