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My husband desperate to get rid of me announced my obituary – Wife

By Adeola Adenuga & Oluwatobiloba Adeyemi

A 33-year-old woman, Mrs Grace Adegboyega, told  an  Agege Grade A  Customary  Court that her husband, Mr Sunday Adegboyega, attempted to kill her by putting a fetish substance into her drink and started telling people she had passed on. The plaintiff  added that she was shocked when her husband’s lover came home to sympathize with  Sunday over the ‘demise of his wife.’ She said that when she asked  about the woman who died, she bluntly responded that Sunday told her that his wife ( Grace ) died few days ago.

“Also while l was heavily pregnant, he poured kerosene into my food.  I perceived  the odour from the food l served my daughter and l went wild with him for trying to poison me.”

Grace  said that shortly after the incident, the husband  decided to  stay away from home, claiming  he was  busy working in a factory,  not knowing that  he had  impregnated another woman whom he was  staying with.

She therefore urged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant her custody of the children as  she didn`t want to die young.

The respondent  denied the allegations. He  told the court that he met his wife 15 years ago at Akoko in Ondo State and they moved to  Lagos there after.

Sunday  claimed that he was on night duty at the factory where he worked  when his wife packed  out of  their matrimonial home, adding that all efforts  to bring her back proved abortive as Grace  was adamant on divorce. He alleged that his wife had wanted to abort  her  first pregnancy, but  changed her mind when he reported her to her parents.

The husband  pleaded that the court should not dissolve the marriage because he still loved the wife.Court president  Emmaunel Shokunle adjourned the case till September 18, 2012 for further hearing.

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