“My mother-in-law wants me out of my husband’s house,” woman tells court

Despite the atrocities visited on her by her husband of three years, a petty trader insists that she loves him.

Divorce.

She said her mother-in-law had pressured her son, Shotunde Gbenga, to send her out of their matrimonial home.

Aderayo, a resident of No. 7, Joseph Campbell St., Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos, said the move began when  her husband impregnated his ex-girlfriend and brought her home to live with them.

“Sometimes in July 2014, my husband brought his ex-girlfriend to my mother-in-law’s house for child christening.

“I later discovered that the child was my husband’s baby after she moved into our house with the support of my mother-in-law.

“I had to move to my father-in-law’s house when life became unbearable for me after my husband traveled to South Africa  in December 2014,’’ she said.

She told the court that Gbenga impregnated another woman while in South Africa with the full support of the mother who called to inform her of the “good news”.

The respondent described her husband as an irresponsible man.

“He refused to grow as he still lives in his mother’s house even after marrying his wives.

“My husband is immature and is a puppet in his mother’s hands.; my husband beats me on the orders of his mother and  threatened to deal with me if l refuse to move out of my father-in-law’s house.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the estranged wife  broke down in tears, saying “ I still love him in spite of all these humiliation; I will endure and bear all the pains.

“I am not ready for the dissolution of the marriage.”

Gbenga, 30, of Akute area of Ogun, who filed the suit to end his three-year-old marriage, said he was fed up.

“There is no love lost between us again. My wife is not truthful and she keeps fighting my mother.

“She is not submissive and does not respect my mother; she is promiscuous as  different men call her on phone,’’ he said.

He urged the court to dissolve the union and also order the wife to move out of his father’s house since the man had died.

The President of the court, Mr Phillips Williams, admonished the petitioner for being irresponsible and having three wives at his age.

He adjourned the case to March 28.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

FBI traces proceeds of Sh3.7billion US scam to Kenya, 2 arrested

FBI traces proceeds of Sh3.7billion US scam to Kenya, 2 arrested

Kenya heightens surveillance at border due to monkeypox

Kenya heightens surveillance at border due to monkeypox

Kenyan hero receives prestigious award in the US for rescuing children [Photos]

Kenyan hero receives prestigious award in the US for rescuing children [Photos]

Uhuru, Ruto, Raila expected at tomorrows National Prayer Breakfast meeting

Uhuru, Ruto, Raila expected at tomorrows National Prayer Breakfast meeting

Nominated US Ambassador to Kenya grilled by Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Nominated US Ambassador to Kenya grilled by Senate Foreign Relations Committee

MPs reject proposals to increase taxes

MPs reject proposals to increase taxes

First African to lead WHO, re-elected for five more years

First African to lead WHO, re-elected for five more years

Police change tune on main suspect in Mirema murder

Police change tune on main suspect in Mirema murder

I am not the owner of the company - Tabitha Keroche reveals in court

I am not the owner of the company - Tabitha Keroche reveals in court