A woman, Adenike Oyetoso, has dragged her husband before an Agege Customary court in Lagos State, over allegations of ill-treatment and battery.
Adenike told the court that her husband, Gabriel, was irresponsible and does not cater for her and their two children.
She further added that her six-year-old marriage started having trouble when her husband started a new relationship with their neighbour.
“He started finding fault in everything I do. I became a dirty woman. He even told me that I irritate him anytime he sees me. He suddenly took to beating me and stopped discharging his fatherly duties to our children.
“I tried to reason with him and even reported to his family, but they took sides with him. His mother said that she had consulted a prophet who told her that I was responsible for her son’s misfortune.
“I begged him to forgive me if I had done anything wrong but he said he does not want me or the children again. I am pleading with this court to end this marriage because I am still young and can’t remain married to a man who does not have feelings for me anymore,” she said.
In his response, Gabriel denied the allegations. He told the court that his estranged wife was a good liar who is in an amorous relationship with her former fiance.
“I read messages on her phone and it is obvious that she has rekindled her relationship with him. They even talked about eloping to Osun State and starting a new life. Right now, I even doubt the paternity of our two children because they don’t look like me. We are both dark, while the children are very fair,” he said.
The court adjourned the matter till January 10, 2017 for continuation of hearing.