A 39-year-old woman, Oluwatosin Abiodun, appeared before the
Agege Grade ‘A’ Customary Court, Lagos State, to seek the
dissolution of her 11-year-old marriage over allegations of battery,
infidelity and threat to life.
Oluwatosin, a trader who is resident at No 5, Bemil Street, Ojodu,
Lagos State, informed the court that she had never enjoyed her
marriage because her husband had made life unbearable for her.
She further added that her husband was unfaithful and slept
with their neighbour’s wife on their matrimonial bed.
“He didn’t make love to me for eight months. After we got
married, I was without an issue for five years. Life was
unbearable for me throughout this period.. I developed high
blood pressure in the process, but my husband felt unconcerned.
“It was hell on earth. I lived in fear, pains and anguish. I kept all
these to myself because I didn’t want my home to break.
“The worst was the fact that my husband was dating a
neighbour’s wife and even brought her to our matrimonial home
where I caught them pants down. He has gone further to marry
“He was fond of beating me with iron rod. He pampered me when
I had our child, but he later went back to his former habit of
“I am tired of the marriage and I want the court to end the union
and grant me custody of our child,” she said.
Olatunji, an engineer, however failed to appear in court to defend
The court president, Mr Emmanuel Shokunle, adjourned the case
for further hearing.