Broken Home 'I will kill myself if this marriage is not dissolved' - Man tells court

A frustrated husband has told a court to dissolve his marriage or he would either kill himself or his wife.

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A broken marriage is like a broken egg

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A frustrated 56-year-old man, Emmanuel Adedji, broke down at an Igando Customary Court sitting in Lagos State, begging the President, Adebgoyega Omilola, to dissolve his 16-year-old marriage to his wife, Funmilayo, or he would commit suicide.

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Adedeji, a clearing agent, told the court that his wife accused him of using his son for ritual and the defamation of character has made his family and neighbours look at him as a murderer.

He told the court:

“My wife accused me of using my physically-challenged son for money ritual. It is God that blessed me with wealth, I never used my son.

Funmilayo beat me up in public and tore my clothes to rags. She is always raining curses on me very early in the morning and those curses are now coming to pass in my life.

Please, dissolve the marriage before the devil uses me to either commit murder of suicide because I do not love her again. Her sight alone infuriates me.”

The defendant, a 49-year-old a food vendor, owned up to the allegation of raining curses on her husband.

“Yes, I always rain curses on him because he used to beat me. On two occasions, he had beaten me to pulp and I ended up in hospital.

He also starved me of sex for the past 12 years. My husband has refused to sleep with me for 12 years now for no just cause.”

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The mother of two added that she accused her husband of using their son for money ritual because his money started booming immediately the baby was born.

“My husband’s wealth came after the birth of our baby. Our son is now 14-years-old but neither walks nor talks.”

She, however, begged the court not to grant her husband’s request, stating that she still loves him.

Omilola, after listening to the couple, adjourned the case till June 23, for further hearing.

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