A civil servant, Kamorudeen Shomide, on Friday pleaded with an Orile Agege Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his 19 years’ old marriage to his wife, Ganiyat for alleged to threats to life.
Shomide, 57, who lives at 6, Shomide Street, Agege, a suburb of Lagos, told the court that he was attacked spiritually and because of this he packed out his matrimonial home.
“I packed out of my house because I know I might die if I continue to stay there, I was attacked spiritually and all efforts to be healed proved abortive.
“I picked my wife, Ganiyat, out of all the girls I had then, so that I can have a rest of mind and a peaceful home.
“But as soon as I married her, it was from one problem to the other, from one affliction to another depression”, he said.
He told the court that he got healed from the affliction when he left the house.
“I am free from affliction, I do not want to have anything to do with Ganiyat again, I want a dissolution,’’ the father of two, ages 16 and 19 years, said.
The wife, Ganiyat, 47, a fashion designer who lives at 6, Ogabi Square, Agege, told the court that she was not responsible for her husband’s affliction.
“When I met him, he had nothing, now he can boost of something. I am surprised at what he said because when his affliction started, I followed him to all the places he went to seek for solution.
“He parked out of the house since 2011 but I still love him.
“If he insisted on the dissolution, it is acceptable to me but he must refund the money I used to take care of his children during his exit”, she said.
The President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, told the couple to maintain peace and he adjourned the petition till April 9 for further hearing. (NAN)