‘My wife is a serial criminal’ – Man begs court to dissolve 10-year-old marriage
An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday dissolved a 10-year-old marriage between Mr Mutiu Bamgbose, 45, and his wife Aliyah over infidelity and stealing.
NAN reports that Bamgbose told the court that his wife is a thief adding that she is not always satisfied with what he gives her.
”She keeps stealing my money at will. The most painful was when she stole my N3 million and squandered it.
“Because of her habit, I started keeping my money in the ceiling but she will still enter the ceiling and steal it.
“It was obvious that my wife does not love me, she is just after my money,” he said.
The embattled man also accused his wife, who failed to appear in court after being summoned severally, of adultery.
“She started having affairs with a married man in our community, I approached the man and warned him seriously to desist from my wife.
“I came home from work one day and met my house empty, she packed away all my property leaving only the chairs
“She took our twin daughters with her and left the boy behind.
“Aliyah is fetish, there was a day I opened her bag, saw the charm, I took it to the head of my family, she was summoned but she could not explain how she got the charm,” he added.
Delivering judgment, the President of the Court, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, held that it was obvious from available testimony and the respondent’s refusal to appear in court that the marriage had hit the rocks.
“Throughout the duration of this case, the respondent refused to honour court processes despite being served severally.
“Therefore, the court has no other choice than to dissolve the marriage.
“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mr Mutiu and Mrs Aliyah Bamgbose, dissolved today,” he said.