When a home is falling apart, a lot could be revealed, as the parties involved try to put forward their reasons to quit the marriage they had once cherished to the point of making a vow in some cases. 

In a Customary Court in Ado Ekiti, a couple again poured out their reasons to defend their actions and inactions.

Politics has its finger in this divorce case between a housewife, Folasade Fatunla, and her husband, Gbenga.

She claims Gbenga batters her, citing one of such occasions to be a near death beating she received in 2015 after casting her vote in the governorship election.

The housewife, who is 32 years, told the court in her testimony that her husband also stabbed her in the hand with a broken bottle.

“My husband accused me of leaving the children at home without his knowledge,” she said.


She begged the court to dissolve her 12-year-old marriage to Gbenga for alleged battery, threat to life and lack of care for her and the children.

Folasade, a trader and resident of Igirigiri St. Ado-Ekiti, told the court that she packed out of the respondent’s house a year ago when he attempted to kill her.

She said Gbenga did not pay her bride price, adding that their co-habitation as husband and wife for the past 12 years had produced two children.

The petitioner said whenever the respondent was drunk, and she queried him for behaving in such manner, the respondent would beat her mercilessly.

She also claimed that Gbenga did not care about the feeding, welfare and education of her two children but preferred to leave the house in the morning and come home at midnight.

The petitioner wants the court to dissolve the marriage to enable her have peace of mind to enjoy the fruit of her labour.

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She requested that the respondent should be paying 10,000 Naira as monthly feeding allowance of the two children and he should also be responsible for their education at all levels.

The President of ‎the court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, after hearing the testimony of the petitioner, adjourned the case to February 28, for further hearing.

She ordered the petitioner and the respondent to bring their witnesses on the adjourned date.