‘This husband is a gold digger’

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By ADEOLA ADENUGA

”He is a gold digger, he loved me because of the will my father left behind and, because of that, he refused to work.” With these words, Mrs Temitope Shobayo asked an Orile Agege, Grade ‘B’ Customary Court, Lagos terminate to dissolve her 13-year-old marriage over her  husband’s fetish behaviour,frequent beating and abandonment.

The 35-year-old woman, who lives at 5, Olusegun Street, Orile-Agege, told the court that her husband left her since ten years ago. ”My husband is lazy; he did not work  through out the period we were together as husband and wife, he leaned on me.

The mother of one spoke amidst tears when narrating how her husband  had been  fetish and denied her access to her child for eight years. ”Since eight years ago, I don’t know where my child is, where he is schooling or talked to him on phone. ”My husband begged me to release my child for him to spend his holiday with him and since then I have not seen my child.

”I have gone to his family but they were all lying to me. I suffered so hard in Shobayo’s house. I single handedly took care of my child,”she said. The husband, Bankole Shobayo, failed to obey the court summon the third time. Meanwhile, the court president, Mr Joseph Adewusi, adjourned the case till Jan. 31 for further hearing.

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