A 57-year-old cleric, Minkail Abdul-Hammed, has begged an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his marriage to his wife, Titilayo, for allegedly making him a ”laughing stock” in their neighborhood. Abdul-Hammed, who made this known on Wednesday, told the court that “my wife’s nakedness was seen by spectators free of charge’’.
He further told the court that Titilayo, a mother of six in the 17-year-old marriage, was always disgracing him in public. “My wife is fond of tying only wrapper to watch television in the neighborhood. “Yet, I bought televisions in all our rooms but she refuses to watch them. “There was a day I came home from the mosque and was looking for my wife because she did not come for the Jumat prayer. “I was told she was in the third house, so I went there and met her in front of the TV with residents of that house. “I queried her for preferring TV to mosque and ordered her to follow me home. “She refused and as I was trying to push her from the room, her wrapper dropped, and behold my wife was neither wearing a pant nor a brassier. “The residents in the room saw my wife’s nakedness live and direct and were making a jest of us. I was embarrassed and ashamed.”
The petitioner also accused his wife who was absent from court of being fetish. “Of recent, I notice that my wife always lock her room and keep the key to herself whenever she wants to take her bath or do anything within the premises. “One day, she went to buy something and locked her room as usual. I searched for the duplicate key because I was curious and opened the door. “I sighted a paper in which a long incantation was written on it and my name was mentioned. “I was to search her closet when I heard her footstep coming, I quickly locked the room, I took the paper to show her family members.’’ Abdu-Hammed, who also described his wife as being wasteful with food, said she was in the habit of cooking far in excess of what they could eat. “I have always told her to measure food before cooking and that she can always give out the remnant to the poor but she prefers throwing them away. She has stopped cooking for me since 2012 and told me to be doing the cooking which I am still doing because of that.
The petitioner said that his wife was an ungrateful person that could not manage three businesses he set up for her. The respondent was not in the court to defend the allegations leveled against her by her husband in the court. The court President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, ordered the petitioner to summit affidavit of service to replace the respondent’s absence in court. He adjourned the case till Sept. 27 for judgment