A Nigerian man who agreed to the divorce being sought by his wife has told the court that the woman told lies about her marital status, and had even told her boyfriend that he (the husband) was her brother.
Abel’s wife and businesswoman, Charity, on Wednesday prayed a Customary Court sitting in Jikwoyi, Wuse area of Abuja, to dissolve the marriage between her and her husband, saying he often raped her.
Charity, in her divorce petition, stated: “My husband is fond of rapng me. I have endured this for a long time.”
She also alleged that Abel was a womaniser.
Responding, Abel, also a businessman, who was present in court, in his defence, denied all the allegations.
“All that she said are false. I can’t rap3 my wife. I am not a womaniser; rather it is my wife that has cheated.
“In May 2017 while she was in the bathroom, I saw a text message on her phone. She has been discussing with a man in China.
“They have agreed to marry. She told the man that she is not married. That the man she is living with is her brother.
“When I confronted her, she collected the phone from me and smashed it on the floor. I am tired of the marriage,” he said.
Abel consented to the dissolution of marriage and also said he will accept custody of the two children of the marriage, since his wife has rejected them.
The presiding Judge, Jemilu Jega, adjourned the case until August 26, for judgment.