While arguing his case in court, the diminutive father of three accused his wife of being an aggressive troublemaker. “This woman is very stubborn, highly disrespectful and wicked. I met her 10 years ago. One thing led to another and she took in for me. I took responsibility after she gave birth and accepted that the baby was mine. But I never knew that that decision I took was the beginning of my woes. As soon as Adijat moved into my house, she became aggressive and fomented trouble not only with me but also against my family, friends and neighbors. It has become too much for me to bear,” he asserted.
The last straw that broke the camel’s back, Okin asserted was when his wife fought a female friend of his at his father’s house and during the scuffle also beat up his mother who had come to broker peace between the warring parties.
Countering the allegations leveled against her, the 25-year-old mother of three couldn’t hold back her tears as she repeatedly lamented in Yoruba language, “Oti ba aiye mi je’ (he has ruined my life). Adijat also narrated her own side of the story.
“We met when i was still in junior secondary school. He was a teacher then. After he got me pregnant, he abandoned me to my fate. My parents too rejected me. I survived only by the grace of God. After I gave birth to the baby, he came back to look for me. We started living together.
The beleaguered woman opened a can of worms on her hubby. “Akeem is a non-repentant woman beater and he often beat me till I bleed to coma. Because of the incessant violence, I had in the past lost three pregnancies. That aside, he had brought different women home and had sex with them on our matrimonial bed, even while I was around. When I confronted him, he claimed I am not good in bed, yet he had impregnated me six times.”
She complained further: “Akeem is accusing me of lack of care but he hardly eats my food because he gallivants with other women, taking them out to various eateries only for him come back home and descends on me.”
Meanwhile, the visibly embittered woman vowed never to let her estranged hubby have peace, if he succeeded in severing their long-time relationship.
“I don’t mind him taking in as many women as he wants but I have to remain by his side for life. He can’t push me use and dump like a piece of trash. I was very young and innocent when he met me, now aside the fact that I am a mother of three, I have a hearing problem due to his animalistic beatings.
After listening to the pleas of both parties, the court deemed it fit to dissolve the union and ordered the husband who filed for divorce to pay his wife the sum of N200, 000.