A housewife, Kafayat Akinade, has approached a Grade C Customary Court at Agodi, Ibadan, to seek dissolution of her 13-year-old marriage over seizure of her monthly menstrual pad by her husband.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Kafayat told the court that her husband, Muideen Akinade, was in the habit of picking her menstrual pads for unknown reasons.
She also accused the husband of brutality, saying that he had turned her to a punching bag and a slave in her matrimonial home.
“I live like a slave in my husband’s house. I shouldered the responsibility of our three children and never experienced happiness since I got married to him.
“I left his house seven months ago when I sensed that my life was in danger, but he did not bother to beg me to return, instead, he cursed my mother and threatened to kill me with charm.
“I pray the court to dissolve our marriage so that I can have peace of mind. I also plead that the court orders him to be responsible for the upkeep of the three kids, ’’she said.
Muyideen denied all the allegations, but accused the wife of adultery, alleging that one of his apprentices slept with her when he travelled.
He, however, did not agree with the dissolution of their marriage and appealed to the court to settle the matter.
The court president, Chief Mukaila Balogun, said the evidence of both parties had shown that there was no more love in the union.
He, therefore, dissolved the marriage and ordered the man to take custody of the first child, while the second and third children should remain in the custody of their mother.
He also directed the respondent to pay N7, 000 monthly allowance for the upkeep of the two children.