‘My Husband Threatens To Kill Me’- Wife Tells Court

The President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Chief Ademola Odunade, on Friday dissolved a marriage of 19 years between one Kehinde Anthony and Samuel Anthony, over irreconcilable differences and threat to life.
Odunade explained that he ordered that the petitioner and the respondent be separated because he had no choice and they both consented.
However, he awarded custody of the children to Mrs Anthony and directed that Mr Anthony should be paying N10, 000 monthly as feeding allowance for the children.
The Judge also ordered the respondent to ensure adequate provision for the welfare and education of the four children.
Kehinde had earlier told the court that her husband was “wicked and irresponsible.’’
She said, “My lord, Samuel has never lived up to his responsibility as a husband and father because he keeps evading his responsibilities at home.
“I have to work extra hard to feed and send the children to school.
“In fact, Samuel constantly subjects me to battering which has adversely affected my health,” Kehinde said.
NAN reports that the respondent, Mr Anthony agreed to the divorce request of the petitioner although he denied all the allegations leveled against him.
He said,
“My lord, Kehinde is a blatant liar who derives pleasure in packing in and out of my house on yearly basis.
“I am not surprised by her leaving our matrimonial house because she packs out of my house every now and then, it is her attitude.
“For no reason at all and at her convenience, Kehinde leaves the home and this is due to her constant visit to unholy places and people such as witch doctors.
“Worse still, Kehinde recently inflicted a very serious injury on me after she and her concubine attacked me.
“Unknown to me, she was in a romantic relationship with the person she introduced to me as pastor.
“The man sometimes mediated between Kehinde and I whenever we had misunderstanding.
“After they both attacked and injured me, they reported me at a police station telling lies against me.
“However, the police later found out that the man and Kehinde were indeed dating each other.
“It was in the process of her movement from one church to another and one fetish centre to another that she usually encountered problems,” Samuel said.