“She threatens my life anytime she is drunk” – Man wants out of 10-year-old marriage

by Temitope Onitiju

A 43-year-old businessman, Rasheed Ogunwande, has pleaded with a Yaba Customary Court to dissolve his 10-year-old marriage, over his wife’s drunkenness.

On Thursday, January 15, Ogunwande told the court that his wife, Ajarat, was always threatening his life whenever she gets intoxicated.

He said: “She threatens my life anytime she is drunk. She is also fond of fighting me and raining abuses on me whenever she is in her state of stupor. My wife drinks alcohol as if it is water and gets drunk easily. She is a disgrace.”

Ogunwande said the love he has for his wife has turned sour, consequently, he implored the court to end the union, which has produced three children.

Following the refusal of the respondent to appear in court, the President of the court, Mr. Rahim Daodu, ordered the court’s registrar to summon her to appear before him.

He adjourned the case till January 27, for further hearing.

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