A wife is seeking for divorce of 8-years marriage from her husband because her mother-in-law always detect and give permission on how and when she will make love with her husband.
Folake Ojo, who dragged her husband, Samson Ojo to Oja Oba/Mapo Court C Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State, is asking court to dissolve her eight-year-old marriage.
In her divorce lawsuit, Folake accused her husband of neglect, inability to perform his duty and take care of their children. She added that she suffered trauma because of her indifference especially when making love with him. The plaintiff further prayed the court to grant her custody of their second child who was in his mother’s care.
“My lord, my husband has failed to carry out his duties towards me and our children since we got married. He has never been interested in how we survive on daily basis. We lost our first child as a result of his uncaring attitude. He failed to take care of me and provide the necessary things for the baby during pregnancy and after delivery.
“His mother moved in with us after we lost our first child and rather than move into the visitor’s room, she moved in with me in my room and shared my bed with me. I felt quite uncomfortable with this arrangement and explained to my husband but he waved it off. My mother-in-law’s presence affected the relationship between my husband and me, because she was always dictating to us how to run our home while I was the one feeding the whole house and meeting other needs. Any time I complain, my husband beats me to a pulp. Again, since she’s sharing the same room with me, making love with my husband in my room became impossible. I, therefore, had to go to his room any time we were to have sex. She was therefore aware any time we were making love.”
“My husband also brought home a dog but failed to make any arrangement in regards to its feeding and welfare. This responsibility also fell on me. This dog once bit my leg and left a deep wound which took some time to heal, “she said. “My lord, I further pray the court to instruct him to allow me pack my belongings from his house. These include a gas cooker, Starcoms decoder and a set of chairs among others,” Foluke stated.
Samson admitted to claim but insisted the custody of their daughter remains his.
“My wife is stubborn and loves to have her way in the home always. We lost our last child due to her stubbornness.
My lord, she also lied that I beat her, “the defendant told the court.”
After he had listened to the evidence of both parties, the court president, Chief Ademola Odunade dissolved their marriage and gave custody of their two-year-old daughter to the plaintiff. He ordered the defendant to bring the child to court after sitting and hand her over to the plaintiff. He also mandated the defendant to pay the sum of N5, 000 each month for her upkeep.