A five-year-old marriage is on the brink of collapse as Musilimat Olasuyi told an Igando customary court in Lagos that her husband, Oluwagbemiga, permitted another man to sleep with her in their matrimonial home.
The 48-year-old trader said initially she objected to the act but consented when her husband encouraged her.
“It was not my fault. I did not voluntarily submit myself but the man in question charmed me to make love to me with my husband’s agreement all because of his selfish ambition,” she said.
The petitioner said her husband threw her belongings out of her matrimonial home during her absence during which her over N800, 000 kept inside her different boxes were stolen.
“I went to the hospital to take care of my daughter from my first marriage who suffered from gas explosion,” she said.
“There, I was told that my husband came with some boys to our matrimonial home to pack all my belongings outside. After some days; I came home and I discovered that all my boxes and bags had been ransacked; some were missing and my money stolen.
“My jewelery valued at N250, 000 and the N250, 000 given to me by my son-in law to start the construction works on his landed property close to us were missing. Also, N100,000 for my customer’s cassava (garri), N250,000 being our mosque’s money kept in my custody and N30,000 my trading money got missing.’’
Musilimat submitted a written petition to the court seeking redress and judicial actions against her husband.
The estranged wife wanted to know if it was proper for her husband to throw her property out without an order from the court.
She also demanded to know if her husband would not be liable for the cost of her lost money and property.
The petitioner also requested to know if her husband should not pay for inconvenience as she and the only child of the marriage are homeless.
She pleaded with the court to dissolve the union saying that she no longer love her husband.
However, the petitioner’s husband, Oluwagbemiga, accused his wife of infidelity.
“My wife does not have respect for her marriage vow, she makes love to her concubine on our matrimonial bed.”
The 55-year-old sand supplier also said that his wife was fetish.
“My wife is diabolical, she comes home with different charms and objects; she gave me a soap on nine consecutive times to bath with.”
According to him, he had given his wife a three-month quit notice to vacate his house but she refused.
“I gave her a quit notice to leave my house; she told me to do my worse that she was going nowhere,” he said.
“So, I do not have any other option than to pack her things out from my house.”
The respondent consented to the dissolution of marriage, saying the love between the two of them had long faded.
The estranged couple were told to maintain peace while the case was adjourned till April 26.