A businessman, Taiwo Oladepo, on Wednesday prayed an Agege Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve his 11-year-old marriage over alleged lack of care and submission by his wife.
The 35-year-old Mr. Oladepo, father of four, resides at Meiran area of Lagos.
He said his wife Biola was troublesome, disobedient, not submissive and not caring.
He told the court, “My wife is too troublesome; she is stubborn, arrogant and not submissive. She is also lazy and wayward. There has been no peace in this marriage; we live like cat and rat.”
The husband submitted that his wife went out and returned any time she liked, adding that each time he asked her where she had been, she would answer him: “Go and ask Google”.
“I am no longer interested in the union,” he submitted.
Responding, the estranged wife Biola, a trader, denied the allegations. She said her husband lacked respect for her and beat her regularly.
“There was a time his friends tried to caution him about his attitude toward me. The beating is unbearable but l kept bearing it because of my children,” she said.
She added that her husband had illicit affairs with different women.
She consented to the dissolution, but appealed to the court to give her the custody of the children, urging that her husband should be responsible for the children’s education and healthcare.
NAN reports that the Court President, Philip Williams, adjourned the case till January 31, 2017 for judgment.