A Housewife, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olafare, 45, on Wednesday explained to an Orile-Agege Customary Court, Lagos, why she denied her husband s ex for months.
According to Oluwatoyin , who was seeking a divorce from her husband, Michael Olafare, a clergyman, she decided to punish her husband with because he was no longer caring for her.
The estranged wife also accused Mr Olafare of lack of care.
She told the court that her husband “had failed in his matrimonial responsibilities as a husband.
“He gives me blow whenever I ask for the children school fees and our feeding allowance.’’
Oluwatoyin, who told the court that her husband has failed as a father and husband, also added that “he abuses my family whenever we have disagreements.
“He also demands for s ex when he does not care if I have eaten or not.
“So, I do not allow him to touch me anymore “.
The mother of four, whose ages are between eight and eighteen, also accused Olafare of deserting his children where they reside at 56, Surulere Street, Lagos.
The petitioner added that “she left the house since March 2011, so I do not love him anymore.”
Olafare, who lives at 160/162 Ijegun Road, Alimosho, a suburb of Lagos, while responding to his wife’s accusation,stated that he did not oppose the application for dissolution of their 18-year old marriage.
He however denied the allegations of beating her and lack of care.
“I don’t beat her, but she nags a lot and causes trouble all around the neigbourhood.
“Oluwatoyin is known as a street fighter and because of her attitude, we were sent out of the house.
“She does not respect anybody including me; when I was transferred to the missionary quarters, she refused to follow me and so I left,” he said.
The Court President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, before adjourning judgment till March 2, admonished the couple to maintain the peace.