A middle-age man, Ayoola Elugbaju has asked the Alagbado Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his marriage of 17 years to his wife Remi.
Elugbaju is alleging that she is troublesome and fetish.
In tears, he said; “My wife acts like the ‘boss’ in our home. She disrespects me and disregards my opinion on all issues. She recently disgraced me in public. On that day, she came to meet me at a bar in our neighbourhood, broke some bottles and ordered me to go home. I was so sober and embarrassed that day because I was with my friends.
“ She has a caustic tongue. She hurls abuses at my parents at will. She calls my mum pepeye and my father Baba gie gie. It is clear that she doesn’t see any wrong in what she does or says. I have always advised her to dress decently because I can’t stand any other man staring at her. But she prefers to expose her body like a whore. Whenever she returns home from any social event, she would happily pick her calls in my presence and tell the caller that she is home safely. Sadly, I can’t talk back.
“I have now become the launderer in our home because of my wife’s arrogance. Even if I don’t matter to her, should our children suffer lack of motherly love and care when she is still alive?”
The wife Remi however said; “I admit that I harassed him in the public sometime ago, but it was just once. So, how can he say I am irresponsible? I don’t want our marriage dissolved and I don’t want our children with Ayoola either.”
The marriage is blessed with 5 children.
The case was adjourned till October 2, by the court President, Mr. Olubode Sekoni, as he advised the parties to maintain peace and abide by the law.