LAGOS—An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, yesterday, dissolved the two-year-old marriage between Andrew Epu and his wife, Tina, over wife’s constant checking of his phone.
Delivering judgement, President of the court, Mr. Adegboyega Omilola, said that the petitioner was adamant despite mediation from the court and family intervention.
Omilola said: “Since the petitioner insisted on divorce after several interventions, the court has no choice than to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the wife still claims she loves her husband.”
He then pronounced the marriage dissolved, saying they have ceased to be husband and wife “and both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation.”
Epu, 35, an engineer, had approached the court to dissolve his two years marriage over his wife’s constant checking of his phone.
He said: “My wife is always checking my phone to know who I called or who called me. If the person happened to be a woman, she will be accusing me of infidelity.
“I am tired of her behaviour, as I can no longer speak to ladies anymore.
“My wife once sent hired killers after me, but I escaped. Also on October 26, her brother and his gang attacked me and beat the hell out of me. I am tired and cannot bear it any longer.”
He also said that the wife had denied him sex for months and had packed out of his house since September 26.
He added that “she later called me to inform me that she had packed out of my house and that she was no longer interested in the marriage.”
The respondent, Tina, 32, a businesswoman, who denied all the allegations, said she was not ready to divorce her husband because she still loves him.
She said: “My husband is having affairs with his staff and students and that is why he hates me touching his phone.”