A betrayed wife, Oluwaseyi, a food vendor, had petitioned an Igando Customary Court in Lagos, for dissolution of her seven-year-old marriage because her husband raped her sister in their matrimonial home.
The court therefore dissolved the marriage between a 33-year old husband, Kamoru A, and his wife, Oluwaseyi, over allegations of infidelity.
“My husband raped my sister when I left our house for a night. When I returned, my sister told me that my husband who had been making advances toward her succeeded in raping her. When I confronted my husband, he admitted raping my sister but attributed his action to the devil’s handiwork. Because of his action, I packed out my belongings including my children from my matrimonial home.”
The mother of two further disclosed that her husband was in the habit of beating her at any slightest provocation.
“My husband is a wife-beater, he started beating me from the first day of our living together,” the petitioner said.
The betrayed wife said that her husband had refused to pay her bride price. “We were not legally married. He refused to pay my dowry.”
The respondent, Mr kamoru accepted the allegation of raping his sister-in-law but claimed that it was a mistake. He acknowledged his mistakes and apologized for his wrong doings.
Kamoru, a businessman disclosed that his wife packed out of their matrimonial home since 2014 and had refused to return. He also reveals that his wife was a prayer warrior and always disturbed his sleep with her frequent prayers at night.
The court’s president, Adegboyega Omilola, noted that the couple were tired of the marriage, as all efforts to reconcile both parties had failed. It was thereby left with no choice than to dissolve the marriage, since both parties had consented to its dissolution.
Omilola further pronounced the marriage between Oluwaseyi A. and Kamoru A. dissolved (no longer husband and wife), declaring both parties free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation.