Aman, Rafiu Adedipe, on Monday caused a stir at a Grade B Customary Court sitting at Oke-Eda, in Akure, as he rescinds his decision to divorce his wife, whom he alleged of adultery.
Rather than go ahead with the divorce suit he had earlier filed, he grabbed the woman and hugged her in the open court, while he assured the court that he and his estranged wife would settle the matter amicably.
Adedipe, a polygamist in his late fifties, had earlier approached the Grade B Customary Court in Akure, seeking for the dissolution of his six-year-old relationship with his wife, whom he said always denied him sex.
Amongst other claims before the court, the petitioner had alleged his wife of nagging and being indifferent to corrections.
Shortly before the scenario changed on Monday, the man had told the court that his wife was adulterous and kept late nights, saying she was not a responsible woman because she comes home late without explaining why she kept late nights as a married woman.
According to him, she has been denying me of sex with her. She will go out at will and does not even bother that she is a house wife.
“I’m tired of her attitude. She is not a good woman. She does not even know whether I’m existing or not,” he explained.
Consequently he told the court that he no longer had love for his wife.
He, therefore, prayed the court to admit and grant his claims, because he was tired of the association.
In her defence, the defendant, Mrs Temitope Adedipe, denied some allegations and admitted some, saying she has reasons for her actions.
She told the court that her husband always caused trouble in the family, saying that her husband does not know how to manage his home.
“My husband always caused trouble between me and his remaining wives at home.
“He will tell my rivals and the people around him stories. But he would tell me another story so that we can quarrel.
“My husband is a fighter. He always beats me in his house like a baby.
“I deny him sex because my husband has loose tongues. Anytime he had sex with me, everyone would know that we made love that day.
“Anytime I feel like moving closer to my husband, so that we can have sex, before you know it, it would become the top story on our street that I did not allow him to sleep,” she told the court.
She, therefore, urged the court to dissolve the association since her husband is no longer interested in the relationship.
In his ruling, the presiding president of the court, Chief Rotimi Olusanya, told the parties to allow peace to reign in the society.
He appealed to the respondent to allow her husband perform his marital obligation and ensure both of them are satisfied.
He, thereafter adjourned the case till December 12, 2018 for the report of settlement.
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