Lagos – A 64-year-old retiree, Alhaji Kamoru Aiyedun, on Friday prayed an Oshodi Grade `B` Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his 21-year-old marriage, to prevent him from dying of hypertension.
The retiree alleged that his wife, Fausat, 50, had spiritual problems and described her as one man, one child woman.
“My findings revealed that her being married four times in the past is not ordinary. She has spiritual problems.
“It has been five years since I discovered this and since then I have stopped having sex with her or even giving her money for food and other things,“ he said.
According to him, Fausat had allegedly threatened his life as she fought and cursed him often.
The petitioner also alleged that Fausat had sexually transmitted disease and quarrelled with his older children whom he had from his previous wives.
“She could not give proper training to the only child she has for me and now she (daughter) has become a kleptomaniac. I am tired of both mother and daughter as they are giving me high blood pressure.
“I do not want them to kill me before my time, as my name implies, `life is sweet`, therefore, I want to enjoy life, “ he said.
Responding, Fausat, a cleaner, alleged that she got the infection from her husband and had since been on medication.
“I think my husband’s problem was because I deprived him of sex following the infection I got from him.
“My husband has high taste, he gives me N6,000 monthly for food and he would expect me to cook turkey and chicken and also eat three square meals daily from the money,“ Fausat said.
She also alleged that her step-children were disrespectful and fought her all the time.
The couple, who reside at 24, Ogunkoya St., Oshodi, Lagos, have an 11-year-old daughter.
The acting President of the court, Mrs R.I. Adetola, ordered Aiyedun to pay N3,000 monthly to the court registrar for his child`s upkeep and to be responsible for her education.
He also upheld the petitioner’s prayer to provide his wife with the sum of N10,000 to support herself.
The case was adjourned till April 18 to enable the petitioner to source for the money. (NAN)