Legal Nigeria

A 49-year-old housewife, Mrs Hannah Okujaiye, has sought the dissolution of her 32-year-old marriage to her husband, Andrew, before an Igando customary Court sitting in Lagos State.
Hannah is seeking the dissolution on the grounds of public assault and blackmailing, telling the court that her husband always disgraces her in public, calling her various names.
She said that her husband usually referred to her as a promiscuous woman dating different men.
Hannah, a mother of three, said there was a particular day her husband beat her mercilessly because he accused her of having an affair.
She told the court that she has been responsible for the children’s upkeep and her husband has not been supportive.
According to her,  she has not had sex with her husband in months.
 But the respondent, Andrew, told the court that his wife always starved him of sex and affection when they were together before they separated.
He added there was a particular night she went out and he traced her to her lover’s house at Ejigbo.
Andrew said he had been taking care of the children and even took a loan to enable her to start her own business.
He said he had to take a second wife because of her behaviour.
After hearing from both parties, the president of the court, Mr Afeez Alo adjourned the case till July 27 for judgement
(Nigerian Tribune)

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