By Adeola Adenuga
Mr, Jimoh Babatunde, a security agent, pleaded with a Lagos Grade ‘B’ Customary Court, sitting in Orile-Agege, to dissolve his five-year-old marriage to his wife, Arike, over alleged threat to life and attacks with dangerous weapons. In short, according to the husband, the wife was the boss at home.
The 40-year-old man, who lives at 28, Larunsi Street, Orile-Agege, told the court that his wife was in the habit of beating him with dangerous weapons. He claimed that his wife was something else at home, adding that she always stripped naked when ever she wanted to fight him, so that he won’t be able to hold her clothes. ”She used many weapons to fight me. She would threaten to kill me if I divorce her; so I left the house last month when I could no longer cope with the situation”, he said. Jimoh also told the court that his marriage with Arike did not produced any issue.
”I have been squatting with my friend since I left my house. I want the court to dissolve the marriage and assure me that Arike will not kill me thereafter, , the applicant said. The wife did not show up in court to defend herself.