The self-employed Omale, responding to a
divorce suit filed by his wife to nullify their
two-year-old marriage, said his wife was not as
innocent as she claimed since she packed out
of his house and the only thing that will
vindicate her is for her to swear to the oath at
his village shrine.
“My wife knows that she is guilty of
adultery » , that is why she is afraid to go to
my village to swear. She left her matrimonial
home for a month to unknown destination.
In my tradition, when a woman leaves her
matrimonial home and wants to come back,
she must first go to our village to swear that
no man has slept with her.
My wife left my house without my consent
and when she returned, she refused to go to
my village instead, she rushed to court to ask
She is an ingrate and wants to leave me after
all I did for her. I sponsored Yetunde from her
100 level to final year. After her graduation, I
lost my banking job and she told me she was
not interested in the marriage again.”
But the 29-year-old Yetunde, is insisting on the
divorce, citing her husband trying to force her
into taking the oath.
“My husband tells me to travel to his village in
Benue State to make sacrifice and swear to an
oath if a man sleeps with me. He tells me that
he always see a man making love to me in his
His elder brother is a herbalist and his wife is
currently running mad, while his second
brother’s wife has been sick for years without
“They cast spell on the wife of his other elder
brother who is now a prostitute. I will never
be a victim of their evil plan.
My husband always leaves the house without
my knowledge and he will never care to call
me. Because of his bad behaviour, I went to
stay in my parent’s house. I am no more
interested in the marriage,” she insisted.
The president of the court, Adegboyega
Omilola, adjourned the case to September 6,
2016, for judgment.