from: Romanus Okoye
A civil servant, Mr. Micheal Ayinde, on Wednesday, pleaded with an Igando Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his marriage because his wife loves making babies.
Ayinde, 39, told the court that his wife, Glory, enjoyed “giving births at will’’.
According to him, they have six children within the nine-year duration of their marriage. He explained that before they married, he had warned Glory that he needed only two children, and would not mind whether they are boys or girls, so that he could afford their upkeep.
“My lord, my wife wants to kill me with children; she is bearing them like rats.
“My wife agreed to have two kids with me but after marriage, she started having children like rats, in nine years, she delivered six children.
“She was sacked from her workplace just because she gets pregnant immediately after she resumed from a maternity leave.
“I have sold my cars and some of my property to cater for the children.
“After she had the fourth baby, I begged her to go for family planning, she refused.
“I had to force her to the hospital for a family planning device but she went secretly to deactivate it without my consent.
“Some months later, she went to her parent’s place and sent me a text message that she was pregnant.
“She did not return home until after delivering and naming the baby in her parent’s place.”
Ayinde said that on December 24, 2016, the wife left home again for her parent’s place, where she called again that she was pregnant and that she would be back after delivering.
“Last month, she called me that she had delivered and named the baby, David.
“Please sir, dissolve this marriage because if I continue to live with this woman, she will continue to have more children.
“I will be compelled to sell my remaining property, which is my house and then, become a beggar.”
“My wife starves us of food. I always buy food stuff at home but she will never cook,” he added.
“If she managed to cook once in two weeks, the food is always tasteless.
“I don’t eat her food anymore because I vomit anytime I eat her food.”
Ayinde alleged that his wife does not wash his clothes and those of their children. As a result, he had employed a dry cleaner to wash the clothes.
However, the President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, ordered the bailiffs to serve Glory another summon for the next adjournment of the matter.