by Adeola Balogun
A woman in Lagos has appealed to a court to end her marriage as she described her husband as a chronic womanizer.
Iyabo Olusoji, a trader, told a Customary Court sitting in the Igando area of the state that her husband, Taiwo, was in the habit of adultery and had even impregnated her friend.
“My husband runs after anything in skirt. He flirts around with some of his female members, he also slept with my friend and got her pregnant,” she said.
The Eagle Online reports:
She accused Taiwo of using charm to marry her, claiming that she initially went to Taiwo’s church for prayers when she was having marital problem that Taiwo gave her soap to bath.
She added: “I went to Taiwo to seek help concerning my marriage that was collapsing. “He gave me soap to bath with that my former husband will come back.
“After using the soap, instead of my husband and I to settle our differences, it became worse and I don’t know how I became one of Taiwo’s wives.”
According to her, her husband always beat her anytime she goes to his church to ask for money and he will not leave her until he sees blood on her.
Iyabo, mother of one, consented to dissolution of the the union, saying that she was no longer in love and that Taiwo was only keeping her as a sex tool.
Taiwo, 53, begged the court to dissolve the seven-year-old marriage, citing Iyabo’s constant embarrassment and defamation. He said that Iyabo always came to his church to embarrass and defame his character in the presence of his members.
He added: “She will come to my church, lock me up in the presence of my members, calling me all sorts of names like thief, woman wrapper, cultist and other names.
“There was one day she came and naked herself in the presence of my congregation claiming that I abandoned her for two years.”
He pleaded with the court to dissolve the union, saying that that he was tired of his wife’s bad character and that he was no longer in love with her. The Presiding Officer, R.I. Adeyeri, adjourned the case to February 3 for judgment.