He goes after anything in skirt, be it old enough to be his mother or she is of our child’s age. “I have become a laughing stock, even in the church. I made all efforts for him to stop this disgraceful act but he won’t listen.
“He collects money from me and uses the money to chase other men’s wives. I am tired. I don’t want the marriage anymore”. These were the lamentations of Mrs Comfort Oladepo. She spoke in her evidence-in-chief before an Orile Agege Grade ‘B’ Customary Court which she prayed to end her twenty five-year-old marriage to her husband, Kayode, who he accused of adultery, lack of care and drinking habit.
The 44-year-old nurse, who lives at 9, Shodipo Street, Papa Ashafa, Orile Agege, stunned the court when she said her husband not only refused to work for 20-years, but he also used her money to chase other men’s wives.
“My husband refused to work for 20 years; so I was the one feeding, paying house rent and clothing the family including my husband”, Comfort stated.
“He is so lazy. All he knows how to do is to drink to stupor, knocking married women’s doors at night and chasing single ladies in the neighbourhood.
“I established him, but he ruined the business because he was spending all the money on his concubines.
“As if that was not enough, he asked my friends and my young and older siblings out.
“I have endured for twenty years, I want to stay alone so that I don’t have a husband. He is useless. I see no reason I am still with him.”
Meanwhile, Kayode, 54, told the court that when he was working, he provided for his wife and children.
“I may not have money but I am caring. When one of our children was sick, I was with him for three months in hospital, doing all what his mother could not do”, the respondent said.
“I protect the family, take care of them while she brings home money.
“I still love my wife and I will always love her, I don’t want the dissolution”.
The court president, Mr Joseph Adewusi, adjourned the case till Feb. 13 for judgment.