My husband slept with mad woman
Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
“My husband was fond of having sex with a mad woman that came for deliverance when I took him to a place of prayer for treatment.”
A middle-aged woman, Amaka Nwaifor, had told the Ado-Ekiti Customary Court, during the hearing of a divorce suit she filed against her estranged husband, one Friday Nwaifor.
The petitioner had approached the court to separate her and her husband on the grounds of constant fighting, beating, public disgrace, threats to life and disregard for her family.
Amaka, 36, a resident of Oke -Bola in Ado-Ekiti, had claimed that husband was fond of giving her public disgrace, whenever he saw her, saying she could no longer continue with the relationship.
To the amazement of the court audience, Amaka who confessed that she had a man-friend, said it was her husband that pushed her into it, because he did not take good care of her.
On the allegation of her husband sleeping with a woman insane, she explained that when the lady got well, she confessed that her husband was sleeping with her. But that she had got a husband.
Amaka added, “My husband beat me during the pregnancy of our last child to the extent that the baby in my womb could not kick again, if not for divine intervention through my mother-in-law.
“My husband always threatened my life. He is fond of saying that he will hire thugs by giving them N5,000 to kill me.”
Amaka said her husband did not allow her take calls, or even pick the calls of her mother in the house.
While praying the court to separate them, she said her husband should go to their village to settle how he was going to take care of the four children of the union.
But the respondent, Friday, 47, a resident of No 8, Iremo street, Odo-Ado in Ado-Ekiti, said that he knew his wife since 2003 and that he did traditional marriage with her.
He debunked the allegations levelled against him as false, stressing that they were all fabricated.
He also denied making love with a mad woman. He admitted that he had spiritual attack and that he stayed in a prayer house for seven years.
Friday described his wife as an adulterous woman, saying she would leave his house to sleep in another man’s house for three days, adding that very early in the morning , a man would be calling her in his presence.
The President of the court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, observed that the union had broken down irretrievably, and consequently dissolved the marriage.
Akomolede ruled that the custody of the children should be awarded to the petitioner.
She also ruled that the respondent shall be paying the sum of N2,000 each on the children as their monthly feeding allowance.
She, however, said both parties should be responsible for the education of their children.