A man has told a divorce court sitting in Lagos State that to prove her innocence, his wife must go with him to village and swear to an oath.
The self-employed Omale, responding to a divorce suit filed by his wife to nullify their two-year-old marriage, said his wife was not as innocent as she claimed since she packed out of his house and the only thing that will vindicate her is for her to swear to the oath at his village shrine.
“My wife knows that she is guilty of adultery, that is why she is afraid to go to my village to swear. She left her matrimonial home for a month to unknown destination.
In my tradition, when a woman leaves her matrimonial home and wants to come back, she must first go to our village to swear that no man has slept with her.
My wife left my house without my consent and when she returned, she refused to go to my village instead, she rushed to court to ask for divorce.
She is an ingrate and wants to leave me after all I did for her. I sponsored Yetunde from her 100 level to final year. After her graduation, I lost my banking job and she told me she was not interested in the marriage again."
But the 29-year-old Yetunde, is insisting on the divorce, citing her husband trying to force her into taking the oath.
“My husband tells me to travel to his village in Benue State to make sacrifice and swear to an oath if a man sleeps with me. He tells me that he always see a man making love to me in his dream.
His elder brother is a herbalist and his wife is currently running mad, while his second brother’s wife has been sick for years without solution."
"They cast spell on the wife of his other elder brother who is now a prostitute. I will never be a victim of their evil plan.
My husband always leaves the house without my knowledge and he will never care to call me. Because of his bad behaviour, I went to stay in my parent’s house. I am no more interested in the marriage," she insisted.
The president of the court, Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case to September 6, 2016, for judgment.