A woman has filed a divorce suit against her husband for being irresponsible.
The woman, Fumilayo Akinmulero, narrated her ordeal in the hands of her husband, Olusegun, pleading with the Customary Court sitting in Badagry to dissolve their 11-year-old marriage.
According to Funmilayo, her husband once attempted to commit suicide because he was fed up with life.
“My lord, my husband is not responsible, he tried to commit suicide twice, saying he was fed up with life without considering me and his children.
“The first time he bought rat killer to poison himself but after eating it, the medicine did not kill him. We had to rush him to the hospital for treatment.
“After returning, few days later, he said he wanted to die again and went to the bush with rope but he was rescued by a neighbour”
“I am the one responsible for the upkeep of the three children of the marriage. He is not taking care of me or the three children.”
Funmilayo also told the court that Olusegun attacked her on Jan. 15, 2016 and wanted to kill her with a cutlass, adding that she was saved by neighbours,
“My husband brought a lady into the house when I was not at home, after having carnal knowledge of her, they used my new towel to clean themselves.
“When I came back and I discovered that my towel was wet and when I asked, he slapped me and brought out cutlass to cut me into pieces.”
The complainant also alleged that her husband collected a sum of N500,000 to make furniture for a customer but ran away for 6 months without doing the work.
“On Nov. 24, 2018, after abandoning us for six months, he called me that he had been arrested by the police.
“At the station, police informed me that he collected N500,000 from a man and spent the money without doing his work.
“I told them that I don’t know anything about the money because he had run away from home for the past six months.
“I am no longer interested in him my lord. I have met another man when he abandoned us and I am now pregnant for him.”
Funmilayo begged the court to dissolve the marriage and order Olusegun to be responsible for the upkeep of the children.
Olusegun, a furniture maker was, however, not in court to respond to the charges.
The President of the court, Mr. Shakirudeen Adekola, adjourned the case until July 18 for judgment.
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