Awawu Is Tired Of Her 'Lazy' Husband
After 10 years of marriage to a 'completely lazy husband', a trader, Mrs Awawu Oseni, wants an Igando Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve the marriage because of the man’s refusal to work.
Awawu pleaded with the court on Monday to dissolve the marriage because her husband, Ibrahim Oseni, with whom she had a child, had refused to make himself useful to the family.
“My husband has refused to work. He sleeps at home from morning till night, snoring.
“When he wanted to marry me, he claimed that he had accommodation problem and he pleaded to move in with me for him to get another apartment.
“I accepted but he has refused to search for an accommodation ever since.
“My mother has been the one paying our house rent and feeding us since the inception of our marriage.
“And, I dare not fail to give him food to eat. He would beat the hell out of me.”
Awawu said that Ibrahim had also been accusing her of infidelity repeatedly.
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“Whenever I go out, my husband always accuses me of going to see another man. He would beat me and asked me to tell him the name of the man I went to see.
“He embarrasses me in public by beating and calling me a dog, bastard and prostitute.
“All the scars on my body were due to his constant beatings.”
The 30-year-old mother pleaded with court to dissolve the union forthwith, saying that she was no longer interested.
“Please, save me from the cruel hands of Ibrahim. He may beat me to death one day if I continue with the marriage,” Awawu said.
And this is Ibrahim’s side of the story; Awawu is having extra-marital affairs.
“I always have the feeling that my wife is seeing another man and whenever she returns, and I ask her to tell me the man she visited, and she refuses, I beat her.”
The 42-year-old man also denied the allegation of being lazy, arguing that he had been paying their house rent and was also caring for their only child.
“Although, I stay in the house from morning, but I leave with my motorcycle to work in the evening,” he explained.
He begged the court not to grant his wife’s wish for the dissolution of marriage, saying that he was still in love with her.
The President of the court, Mr Moses Akinniyi, adjourned the case until December 18 for further hearing.