A 38-year-old divorce-seeking woman, Sade Ariyo, on Monday urged an Ikole Customary Court in Ekiti State to terminate her marriage with her septuagenarian husband for assaulting her lover with cutlass. The woman is calling quits with the marriage which she described as a mere association.
“My husband, Jimoh Ariyo, 70, attacked my lover with a cutlass and injured him. “I want the marriage dissolved because of his behaviour and for not tolerating my lover,’’ Sade told the court. She said she could no longer cope with the marriage for what she called lack of care and threat to her life by the jealous husband.
She added:“I am the fifth wife and I have two children for the 70-year-old man. “He has abandoned the children to me. “I started dating another man in 2015 in order to take care of myself and the two children, but my husband discovered the secret love relationship. “My husband attacked my `supporter’ with a cutlass and wounded him on the head on Dec.15, 2015.
“But the matter was later resolved at a police station.’’ Sade said the husband, a farmer, had not paid her bride price and therefore, could not claim to have married her. She pleaded with the court to order the defendant to pay her N8,000 every month for the school fees and maintenance of the two children. NAN reports that the man, however, did not appear in court.
The President of the court, Mrs Yemisi Ojo, adjourned the case to April 4 for judgment.