A 49-year-old-man, Kabiru Kafo aka KK, has sought the dissolution of his one-year-old marriage to Iyabo, 25, at the Igando Customary Court in Lagos. He claims that his wife is troublesome.
Kafo, who works as a ticketing agent with operators of commercial tricycle, Keke Marwa, alleged that his wife is not caring, adding: “worse still, she always harasses me in my place of work and even rain curses on me”.
He continued: “Since we got married, I have not known peace, she insults me each time she needs something from him. Her mother keeps advising her to be patient, but she doesn’t listen to her”.
According to him, “There was a day she took some stamped tickets of my office because I did not give her money to purchase a dress for her church’s anniversary. All this started after she got pregnant.
“I don’t want her to visit my place of work, but I will be depositing N10,000 monthly for the upkeep of our baby and her own, I really crave this divorce because I doubt if she can turn a new leaf”.
But Iyabo denied the allegations, saying; “We have never lived as a couple, let alone spent a night together. I live with my mother, but I don’t know where he resides. He either sleeps with me in his office or at a hotel, I have told him several times that I detest this but he won’t listen to me.
“Yes, I took his tickets because when I asked for the money he promised me, he suddenly removed his dress, locked the doors and ordered me to lie on the table, saying he wanted to sleep with me, but I turned him down that day. I did not rain courses on him as he claimed. However, he is found of cursing me whenever he calls me on the phone.
“I honestly have to think over it again because I don’t know if I love him”.
In his decision on the matter, the court’s President Abibola Johnson fixed a chamber discussion for the couple and ordered them to bring four relations each.
The case has been adjourned till May 21, 2015.