6th September, 2010
A former policewoman has dragged her husband before the Ikeja Grade â€˜Aâ€™ Customary Court,Â Lagos to seek dissolution of her marriage.
The woman, Mrs. Oseni, popularly called Mama Olamilekan appealed to the court to dissolveÂ her five-year old marriage to her husband, Mr. Oseni who has three kids from anotherÂ relationship.
Addressing the court, Mrs. Oseni said: â€œI want our marriage dissolved because my husbandÂ usually beat me, drinks uncontrollably, fornicates and doesnâ€™t care about me.â€
In his response, Mr. Oseni denied the allegations, saying: â€œBefore she married me, I wasÂ very wealthy. I gave her money to start business and also rented a shop for her. I travelledÂ several times to Ibadan to help her buy groundnut oil to sell to the extent that peopleÂ started calling me â€˜Baba Olororoâ€™ till tomorrow.
â€œBut in 2007, my fortune changed and since then, she changed towards me,â€ he added.
Mr. Oseni soberly continued, â€œShe doesnâ€™t care about me anymore. She leaves home and comesÂ back very late in the night. She gives me flimsy excuses when I complain. She shouts at meÂ and abuses me.
â€œI have pleaded with her, lying flat on the floor several times but she refused. I guess sheÂ has a place to live now.â€
The respondent disclosed further that he borrowed money from Cooperative Bank in Ibadan forÂ her to start business and also rented a shop for her in Agege where she sells rice andÂ groundnut oil.
But the petitioner insisted that the marriage should be dissolved and their only child,Â Olamilekan Oseni, four and a half year, to live with her.
The matter has been adjourned till 6 September, 2010.