An angry wife has has threatened to poison her husband if a customary court fails to grant her request for divorce.
The mother of three, Ronke Olanrewaju who is also a trader had approached a Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, seeking divorce from her husband, who she described as abusive and violent.
“Sunday has continually made marriage a thing of regret and frustration for me. Anytime men enter into my shop to buy goods, Sunday becomes offended and accuses me of having extra- marital affairs with them. Then, he descends heavily on me, battering me mercilessly.
My lord, it would have been better if he had stopped at just beating me. Sunday also treats my mother with disdain by beating her as well. In fact, he treats her like a rag. In his wickedness, he often locks me up in the belief that he is above the law as a politician. If this court refuses to grant my divorce prayer, I might poison him,” Ronke said.
However, the husband, Sunday, begged the court to sustain the marriage, saying his wife was like a mother to him.
The President of the court, Chief Henry Agbaje, fixed September 18, 2018, for ruling.
He said although the case required urgency because of the woman’s threat, it was also important to give room for reconciliation.