A 48-year-old woman, Abosede Balogun has requested for the dissolution of her marriage of 25 years between herself and her husband Idris. Abosede claimed her husband is into rituals and she doesn't feel safe anymore living with him. The woman, who resides at 29, Old Ipaja Road, Agege, a suburb of Lagos, was responding to a divorce suit filed by her husband, Idris Balogun.
She said her husband’s behaviour changed shortly after they got married and since then, he has been looking for ways to fight her on the slightest provocation.
“I once caught my husband at midnight covering one of our children, who is physically challenged with a white cloth. “I threw the cloth away and burnt it and he fought me because of this. “There was a day that my husband and his brother brought a ram to the house, they waited until midnight before they slaughtered it, I was watching through the window. “They hung the ram in our compound for days, “she said, urging the court to dissolve the marriage.
Responding to Abosede's allegations, Mr Balogun a 53-year-old man accused his wife of joining a bad company and has started to flout his orders.
“My wife doesn’t respect me, she once travelled to Dubai with her friends without my knowledge. “I feel threatened by her moves these days, I am not secure seeing her with different types of bad women who do not have homes, ” he also requested the marriage be dissolved and access granted him to see his children who are between the ages of 17-22.
The court’s President, Mr P. A. Williams, observed that efforts to reunite the couple had failed. he said,“The court cannot force two unwilling parties to live together. The case was adjourned until May 3 for judgement".