by Reuben Daba
In a Lagos Grade A Customary Court, sitting in Agege on Thursday, a 39-year-old estate agent, Ibukun Oluwadamilare, was the subject of much laughter when he revealed that he used to wash his wife’s pants and they smelled of other men’s semen.
Hear him: “Whenever she comes back at night from an outing, I always perceive sperm odour and she always returns home with pink lips, which indicated that a man have rough handled her and also kissed her lips.”
Interestingly, despite the list of atrocities which Oluwadamilare claimed were committed by his wife, he said that he did not want his marriage to the same woman, Mrs. Adesuwa Oluwadamilare, annulled by the court.
According to him, they got married in the year 2000 and have three children together although his wife had two children from her previous marriage. She packed out of his house four years ago after she gave birth to their last born, and went to lodge in a hotel in Iju-Ishaga, as she became ‘uncontrollable.’
Not done, Oluwadamilare accused his wife of attempting to have killed him with some fetish substances she robbed on her face, body and private part.
So for those wondering why he still wants to stay in the marriage, he claims that it is because of his love for her.
The version given to the court by his wife, was however slightly different. She said that she ‘mistakenly’ got pregnant for lbukun in 2000, and he refused to pay her bride price even after three children. She claimed that she needed the court to intervene and compel her husband come to her village in Edo State and marry her according to the custom and tradition of their land.
According to her, Oluwadamilare always accused her of dating young men and capitalised on the situation to abuse her, and constantly monitors her movement.
She said: “There was a day he beat me at a bus top and tore my clothes to shreds. I left there stark naked.”
The court president, Mr. Emmanuel Shokunle adjourned the case till October 22 for further hearing.