A housewife, Favour, has asked an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve her 13-year-old marriage to her husband, Azeez Solomon.
The mother of three alleged that Solomon was fond of patronising a herbalist, especially when he was ill, and routinely brought black soap to the home. Favour further said her husband wouldn’t allow her access to his room, which he allegedly locked all the time.
The wife recounted that Solomon ordered her to leave the shop he got for her business, adding that “it was the business I was using to maintain the children. I pleaded with him but he refused”. Favour prayer the court to grant her custody of the children – Marvelous, 9, and Christian, 5, both boys, and Mercy, 2, a female. Responding, Solomon, a resident of No. 2, Omisanajan Street, Ado-Ekiti, said his wife was his sales girl when he met her.
He accused his wife of misbehaving and denied the allegation that he was not paying the children’s school fees. Solomon, who also denied locking his room, said he still loved his wife and the court should plead with her to come back home. The president of the court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, adjourned the case till October 24, 2019 for judgment.