A pastor, Bernard Towoju, who said he cannot tolerate his wife’s ill-nature and trouble, has approached an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, seeking dissolution of their 25 years marriage.
He said his wife, Abosede, was fond of stripping naked to curse him with her private part.
“I cannot continue to make love to a woman who always curses me with her private part,” Towoju said.
He said Abosede is stubborn, wayward and troublesome.
“She once came to my office to fight me. She tore my clothes in the presence of my colleagues. We fight on a daily basis and hurt each other.
“We always land at the police station after our fight. In fact, we are regular customers at the station,” the pastor said.
The 53-year-old man also accused his wife of threatening his life.
“My wife usually attacks me with weapons whenever we fight.
“I ran away from the house I built 10 years ago to rent an apartment, for safety.
“She chased me with cutlass, bottles and sticks; our neighbours can testify to this.
“I am afraid, I cannot sleep under the same roof with her,” he said.
The petitioner implored the court to dissolve the marriage, as he was no longer interested in it.
Abosede accused her husband of calling her a witch.
“He claimed everywhere he went for solution to his problems that they told him I am behind his predicament.
“My hands are clean; I know nothing about his woes,” said the respondent.
“Bernard abandoned me and the children 10 years ago. I have been taking care of the children,” the 36-year-old fashion designer added.
The mother of four urged the court not to grant her husband’s request, saying “I still love him.”
The court President, Mr. Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case till October 31 for further hearing.