A man has told a court that his wife ran mad because she had extra-marital affairs which is a taboo in his culture.
A married woman who committed adultery reportedly ran mad and that is the cause of her husband, Chibuzo Ogaeze, urging an Ojo Customary Court sitting in Lagos State to urgently dissolve his marriage, since he can no longer live with a mad woman and an adulteress.
Ogaeze, a businessman, narrated that his 26-year-old wife, Chika, was afflicted with the strange madness following her in an extra-marital relationship which was a taboo in the culture of his homeland.
“The trouble is too much. My wife and her people know they have committed an atrocity. As I speak with you right now, my wife is wandering, stark naked, on the streets.
You can send any court official to come with me and see it practically; the embarrassment is beyond me. I need an urgent divorce that will detach me from her.”
He also said he doubted the paternity of the four-month-old baby Chika had for him, as the baby could be a product of her unholy sexual escapade with other men. Extra-marital affair is a taboo in my culture.
"She left my house in August 2014 without pregnancy, so she cannot deceive me. I have returned her things. She left in my house through this court.
I don’t want her to come to my house for any reason. She actually went mad after delivery, and the development prompted me to take her to a psychiatric hospital several times.
The problem is spiritual because of her atrocities; I have taken possession of the other three children. In fact, the baby with her should be taken away before she harms her.
I am ready for the refund of the bride price of N10,000 I paid.”
But the wife who was brought to the court by some of her family members, thought otherwise, telling the court she was not mad but that her husband was only looking for a way to send her away.
“My husband is only looking for excuse for his actions. Since we met in 2008, he has been maltreating me because he is older than me by far. The problem started when he brought his family members to stay with us. His family members had earlier objected to my getting married to their brother.
He abandoned me during my last pregnancy, but since he says he is no longer interested, so be it. I don’t want to lose my life."