Mrs. Nike Adegboyega, a Lagos caterer, has pleaded with an Agege Customary Court, Lagos to dissolve her nine-year-old marriage because her husband, Moshood, was in the habit of threatening her life with charms.
According to her, she no longer loves him because she had not enjoyed the marriage for a single day since they got married.
Nike said her husband even stopped providing money for their children’s feeding while spending his money on prostitutes and catfish pepper soup.
Nike said, “After a lot of beating, my husband has now resorted to threatening me with charms. He said he would turn me to a mad woman. He keeps different type of charms in his wardrobe.”
The petitioner, who pleaded with the court to separate them, explained that her husband had turned her to a “useless woman,” his regular way of referring to her.
However, Moshood, a driver, who denied all the allegations, explained that he noticed that when he came home from work recently, his wife had broken into their house (which he had previously locked up) and taken all her belongings.
According to him, Nike’s mother was behind all their problems. He said he had been having problems with the older woman since he got married to his wife in 2009.
However, the President of the court, Mr. Philips Williams, adjourned the case and said decision on the dissolution would be taken in the next sitting.