Customary Court in igando Lagos has been approached by a 40-year old, Mrs Adetola Okafor who is a trader, on Friday to end her 13-year-old marriage,be...
The woman accused her husband,mr Sunday Okafor,for marrying another wife without her knowledge.
what she said:
“My husband always travels to his village in the name of visiting his elder brother, not knowing me he had married an Igbo woman because I am Yoruba.
“I got to know about his secret marriage Affair when he forget his wallet at home, I opened it and found several bank deposit slips he used to send money to the woman.
I searched for her name on Facebook I saw several pictures of the woman, my husband with their baby displayed on her Facebook page.
When I showed my husband the pictures, he did not deny it.
he has rented an apartment for the, very close to our house, she told the court.
The mother of three described her husband as an ingrate, saying she married him 13 years ago when he had no job and is still jobless.
I have been paying our rent and the children’s school fees since we got marriage.
I bought phones and clothes for him; I also gave him money to take care of himself but he has rewarded me with my good deeds by marrying another woman.
meanwhile, her husband,mr Sunday, said that his wife pushed him into adultery.
My wife’s attitude pushed me into finding another woman.
She does not give me happiness, so arrogant,she does not respect me because she is the one paying our rent and children’s school fees.
“I was a musical director, she ruined my business down because she used to accuse me of dating women who come to my studio, so they stopped coming and the business crumbled.
I can’t pick a call in presence her, she will say I am talking to woman, the 43-year-old Okafor said this at the court.
He added: My wife is very dirty, she does not wash or sweep the house, everywhere smells in the house.
She keeps food plates for days,and I always do the cleaning, bath the children and wash their clothes because I am always at home.
The respondent consented to the dissolution of their 13-year-old marriage, saying ,I am also fed up with the union.
The court’s President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case until May 16 for further declarations.