In a bid to nudge his wife out of their matrimonial home, a middle aged man, Mr. Ganiu Okini stormed grade ‘A’ customary court, Ojo, Lagos, seeking for the formal dissolution of his marriage but it was a twist of tales when his embittered wife exposed his shenanigans.
The father of three who was bent on dissolving the 18- year old union, filed for divorce on the grounds of lack of care and respect, irreconcilable difference and no more love.
While explaining to the members on the court why he strongly upheld that only divorce is the possible solution to his marital chaos, the visibly aggrieved man narrated his 18- years sojourn with Kehinde Okini.
“Kehinde has been a very obstinate woman but she got worse recently. She finds it very difficult to take care of me. I have tried all I could to make her turn a new leaf and start seeing and treating me as her husband and man of the house.
She hardly cooks my food or gives me any form of respect. I have even reported her to family members but all their efforts met with brick walls.
Her bad character often makes me stay out late before coming back home. Kehinde has a razor tongue and once she starts, nothing can stop her until she is done with whatever is on her mind. ”
On that note, the Lagos state based businessman prays the court to grant him his prayers for dissolution and the custody of the three kids produced by the union.
However, in a bid to defend the allegations against her, Mrs. Okini opened can of worms on her estranged hubby exposing all his hidden atrocities.
In her defensive words, “I have been married to my husband for over 18years now, I have also been a wife to him, a mother and a sister to his family members. Yet I am not treated as such.
To make matters worse, they connived and hide my husband’s mistress and child from me. But unfortunately for them, the girl in question was a very close friend.
When I was pregnant with our last child my friend and I went to the same hospital for antenatal care because she was pregnant too.
I never had an inkling that the baby she was carrying was for my husband too. I took her as a good friend and sister but she was stabbing me right at my back by sleeping with my husband under my nose,” she recalled in an emotion laden voice.
Continuing, the trader, obviously not ready to let her husband go regardless of his mischievous acts said she got wind of the love-child when her friend could no longer bottle it up. Instead she confessed in details how their extra marital affairs started.
She told me, my husband was pestering her with calls and text messages. She also claimed, she never intended to get pregnant but to have a fling with him and it resulted into a baby. My husband family members were all aware of all these but they hid it from me until I heard from the horse’s mouth.
I still love my husband and value our marriage for the sake of our kids. I am willing and ready to forgive him and restore peace in our broken home.”
The case was adjourned to a later date giving the couple chance to try reconciliation and live happily again.