My Husband Bed-Wets, Wife Tells Court


Juliana Okoli, an Abuja-based businesswoman yesterday told a Customary Court in Jikoyi Abuja that she could not continue living with her husband because he bed-wets.

Mrs. Okoli made this known when giving her testimony in a divorce petition brought before the court. Hear her:

“I am tired of living in the same house with him because he always bed wets. When he wakes up in the middle of the night and is feeling cold because of the urine on the bed, he places my cloths on the urine to protect himself from the cold.”

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She also told the court that her husband was a drunk.

“My husband is also a drunk; whenever he drinks, he bed-wets even many more times before morning and when I talk to him about it, he starts beating me. He sometimes chases me and our children out of the house in the middle of the night.’’

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She went further to accuse him of financial irresponsibility.

“My husband has left all the financial responsibility of the family to me. He does not even know how much the children are paying as school fees. Even the house we are living in, I built it with my money. Whenever he wants to drink and has no money, he would just walk into my shop beat me up, destroy my show glass, take my money and run away.”

She pleaded with the court to grant her a divorce and give her custody of her children. Mr. Okoli, an electrician, denied most of the allegations, admitting only that he urinated on the bed only sometimes and not all the time. “I also give my children money sometimes. Just yesterday, I gave them N2,000 for their school fees.’’ The President of the court, Labaran Gusau, advised Okoli to try to settle with his wife, and adjourned hearing in the case till May 16.