My wife threatened to kill my first wife, children, Man tells court
A 59-year-old surveyor, Adeoye Akintoye, has begged a Customary Court in Igando, Lagos to dissolve his marriage to Modupe, on the grounds that she threatened to kill his first wife and children.
Akintoye said; “When we met, I told her I had a wife and four children, along the line, she got pregnant for me.
“She threatened to kill herself if I refused to marry. Initially, Modupe wanted me to divorce my first wife so that she can be the only wife but when I refused. She swore to kill her and the children.”
He accused his wife of being mischievous.
”She came to my church with her child and introduced herself as my wife. I warned her not to. Because I did not want my church to know that I had a second wife because I am a deacon and a chorister.
”My church is against polygamy. I will be severely punished now that Modupe has exposed me,” he added.
Responding to the allegations, the 36-year-old trader, Modupe, accused her husband of infidelity.
‘I’ve caught him in bed with his other lovers. He starved me of sex and turned me to a punching bag,” she said.
The Court President, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, adjourned the case until Feb. 10, for further hearing.