A businessman, Augustine Anyia, yesterday, told an Agege customary court that his wife, Nneka, asked for N5 million, a car, N100,000 monthly allowance as pay off; as he begged the court to dissolve his seven-year-old marriage due to lack of care, lesbianism and threat to his life.
Augustine, a father of two, who resides in Ajah, Lagos, told the court: “My wife is quarrelsome and quick to violence, especially when she demands for money or anything and l don’t respond to on time.”
The petitioner told the court that he married the respondent after six months of courtship on his return from the United States, but that “there has been no peace of mind in this marriage: she is a party freak and does not have any iota of respect for me.”
Augustine also alleged that the respondent engages in lesbianism with her friends.
He said: “I see all sorts of pictures of naked women with my wife, sent to my phone by her friends. They inform me about their acts of lesbianism, asking me to stay away from her.”
The petitioner told the court that on two different occasions, he moved out of his house due to threats to his life, adding “whenever we have any misunderstanding, she always threatens to kill me.
“The stress is unbearable; there is no longer peace of mind in this loveless marriage.”
The petitioner also alleged that his wife reported him at a police station and when he was summoned, the respondent demanded that he pay her off as she was fed up with the marriage.
He said: “My wife demanded for N5 million, a car, N100,000 monthly allowance for the children and to be responsible for the children’s school fees.
“I agreed to these and I gave her all that she requested for.”
She moved out of the house in October 2016 and refused me access to the children till date.
The petitioner, who described his wife as “a troublesome and mischievous person,” pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage because he was no longer interested in the union.
He also prayed the court to grant him access to his two children. The respondent was, however, not present during the proceedings in court.
The court’s President, Mr. Philip Williams, adjourned the case till June 22 for further hearing.