A housewife, Azeezat Ayinde, on Tuesday urged an Igando Customary Court, Lagos to dissolve her six-year-old marriage to her husband, Mohammed Ayinde, because he infected her with sexually transmitted diseases.
The 32-year-old teacher described Mohammed as a womaniser, who is fond of having extra-marital affairs that had led to her constant visits to the hospital to treat sexually transmitted diseases.
She said, “I have been in and out of hospital treating STDs like gonorrhoea, staphylococcus and other infectious diseases due to my husband’s unfaithfulness.
“My husband used to invite a lady in my absence, I have caught them inside our room on different occasions.
“He always tell me she is his friend’s wife that she is always lonely, that is why he always invites her to our house to keep her company.”
She also accused her husband of abandonment, adding that “he goes out and comes back after four or seven days.”
Azeezat said she had been feeding the children and paying their school fees, insisting that her husband did not care for the family.
The mother of two begged the court to dissolve the marriage, stressing that she was tired of spending money on STDs.
“I am no longer interested in the union, I’m fed up on spending the money I am supposed to use to buy food and clothes on treating infections,’’ she said.
Mohammed, 40, admitted that ladies always come to their house but claimed they were his wife’s friends.
The respondent, who is an engineer, said that “her friends always visited me whenever my wife was not around. I don’t have anything to do with them,’’ he said.
He said he always stayed back at work because of the distance of his workplace to his residence, adding that he returned home at weekends.
“I took care of my children when we were still living together until when my wife packed out of my house 18 months ago,” he said.
Mohammed consented to the dissolution of their marriage, saying he was no longer interested in the union too.
The Court President, Mr. R.I Adeyeri, adjourned the case to January20, 2013 for judgment.