'My Husband Slept With My Best Friend'

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A laboratory technician, Modupe Ajayi, on Wednesday told an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, that she once caught her husband in bed with her best friend.

Modupe, 40, was responding to Ajayi’s petition, urging the court to dissolve his 12-year old marriage for alleged threat to life and lack of respect from the respondent.

“My husband is a shameless man. He slept with my best friend. My husband is a womaniser, I caught him making love to my best friend in her house.

“I refused to employ any house help again as he has turned them into sex machines,” Modupe said.

She said that she stopped having sex with Ajayi, 50, since September because “I always had sexual infection some days after he made love to me.

“I stopped making love to him and I stopped washing his clothes when I discovered that I always see and smell sperm on his boxers,” she said.

The mother of three said that days after their wedding, her husband abandoned her to stay with another woman after telling her that he wanted to travel to the village to see his father.

“I called his father when he did not show up for days, but his father told me that he did not see my husband.”

Modupe said that she later found the telephone number of the lady in question in her husband’s handset and she called her to leave her husband alone.

“After the warning, my husband rushed home, dragged me naked out of the bathroom, beat me up for calling his girlfriend. It was my brother-in-law that ran out to cover my nakedness.”

The respondent, therefore, urged the court to grant her husband’s petition, saying that she was no longer interested in the marriage.

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The petitioner had told the court that his wife always threatened his life with dangerous weapons.

“Whenever we are fighting she always picks up knife or other sharp objects to stab me,” he said.

He described Modupe as a pompous, disrespectful and arrogant woman.

“She is so full of herself and does not have respect for me despite all I have done for her. I bought her four cars within our 12 years of marriage yet she does not have regard for me.

“She does things without telling me. She even travelled out of Nigeria without my consent.

According to him, his wife has made his house miserable for him as she fights him and always ‘rain’ curses on me.

The petitioner accused his wife of living an extravagant life with lots of money spent on luxury items such as jewellery.

He said that he would have divorce her two-years ago, but he thought she would change for the better only to discover that it was worsening.

“Her behaviour became unbearable for me. We live as enemy in the house. We stopped talking to each other since June last year.”

He, therefore, begged the court to dissolve the union on the ground that he was no longer in love with his wife.

The President of the court, Mr. R.I Adeyeri, adjourned the case till August 27, for further hearing.