In Lagos, a 39-year-old food vendor, Adejoke Omotosho told an Igando Customary court to dissolve her 16-year-old marriage to her husband, Musili for allegedly marrying her with ‘touch and follow’ charm.
According to her story reported by Vanguard, Adejoke said her marriage was a farce from the beginning and her life was never the same again.
Here’s her story:
“When I was single, my husband approached me that he wanted to marry me, I told him that I had a fiancé and that our marriage was near. But Musili came back the following day and touched me, I don’t know how I got to his village, and I started having babies.
“As an orphan, nobody looked for me but now I am back to my senses,” she said.
The petitioner accused her husband of infidelity – always in the habit of bringing his lovers to their one-room apartment to spend days or months before leaving.
“I always leave the bed for them and sleep on the floor, on four occasions I had reported him to our families. Recently, he came home with a lady who stole my pants and brassier, I discovered that after she had left.
“I told my husband to retrieve my underwear from his lover, he later came home with a bra and pant but those were not the underwear that was missing.”
The mother of four boys disclosed that her husband was always threatening her life.
“My husband is threatening to kill me, my hair dresser informed me that anytime I finished making my hair that my husband always come begging her to give him my hair.
“And he always tells me that if I leave him, he will kill me and run away,” she said.
She told the court that she was the one catering for the family — feeding, paying the house rent and the children’s school fees.
Adejokeb begged the court to dissolve the union, that she was scared of contracting sexually transmitted diseases from her husband due to his unfaithfulness.
Musiliu, 47, a bricklayer, on the other hand, denied some of the allegations. He told the court that he usually gives his wife N500 daily but acknowledged she also assists him as any good wife should.
He denied ever approaching the wife’s hair dresser to request for her hair.
However, Musiliu said he had returned the under wears his lover took away from their house. The respondent begged the court to help him appeal to his wife that he still loves her.