Osogbo – A house wife, Temitope Arowolo, on Thursday urged an Osogbo Grade III Customary Court to dissolve her 15-year-old marriage to Kareem over an alleged acid bath threat on her life.
Temitope had accused Kareem of beating and maltreating her, claiming that her husband would not provide for her needs.
“He beats me often and does not provide for our needs. He is always making troubles with me and sometimes would not supply us food.
“I stopped the business I was doing because of debts he made me to incur. He does not trust me, he thinks I am unfaithful to him,’’ she said.
Temitope also said that her husband had once used charms on his private part and attempted to have intercourse with her.
“There was a time he wanted to have intercourse with me, I felt so uneasy with him, only to realise he had used a shear butter like cream on his male organ.
“It was then I realised he wanted to charm me by having intercourse with me, apart from the fact that he had threatened many times to bath me with acid.
“He called my mother a witch. I am tired of his incessant troubles, I pray the court to separate us,” she said.
Kareem inn his response said: “I leave all to God to judge. I don’t want to say much, all she had said I take it as the truth.
“Although, she has not in any way offended me, but if she wants us separated, I am ready to let her go.’’
The President of the court, Chief Nasiru Odelola, said since it was the first hearing of the case, he would give the couple a week to think about their decision.
Odelola adjourned the case to Oct. 24, for further hearing or judgment. (NAN)