A woman identified as Adenike Oyetoso, has dragged her husband before an Agege Customary court in Lagos State, over claims of ill-treatment and battery. She told the court that Gabriel, her husband of six years, was irresponsible and neither takes care of her needs nor that of their two children.
Adenike added that trouble started in their marriage when her husband got involved in a relationship with their neighbour.
According to the woman;
“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.”
Defending himself, Mr. Gabriel denied the allegations, telling the court that his estranged wife, Adenike Oyetoso, was very good at lying and was 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.”
The court adjourned the case till January 10, 2017 for continuation of hearing.