Lagos – Lagos Court on Thursday saved a 12-year-old
marriage between Mr Femi Ajayi and his wife, Modupe.
The Court President, Mr R.I Adeyeri, was able to reconcile
the estranged couple thorough counselling.
Adeyeri ordered Modupe to write an undertaking that she
would change her attitudes and admonished the couple to
maintain the peace.
The petitioner, Mr Femi Ajayi, 45, legal practitioner, had filed
a suit seeking dissolution of his 12-year-old marriage over
threat to his life, arrogance and extravagant life style.
He said that his wife always threatened his life with
dangerous weapons whenever they were fighting by picking
a knife or other sharp objects to stab him.
He described Modupe as a pompous, disrespectful and
“She is so full of herself and does not have respect for me
despite all I have done for her, I bought her four cars within
our 12 years of marriage, yet she does not have regard for
“She does thing without telling me; she travelled out of
Nigeria without my consent”.
Femi accused his wife of living extravagantly, using any
money she got to buy jewellery to the extent that she spent
N250,000 meant for his children’s school fees.
He said that he would have divorced her two years ago, but
he thought she would change and that they were living as
enemies in the house as they had stopped talking to each
other since June, 2013.
In her defence, Mrs Modupe Ajayi, 40, businesswoman, told
the court that her husband was a “womaniser” and had slept
with her best friend.
“My husband runs after anything in skirt; I caught him
making love to my best friend in her house.
“I refused to employ any house help again as he has turned
them into sex machines,” Modupe said.
She said that she stopped having sex with her husband since
September 2013 because she always had infection days after
he made love to her.
“I stopped making love to him and I stopped washing his
clothes when I discovered I always see and smell sperm on
his boxers,” she said.
The mother of three said that a day after their wedding, her
husband abandoned her to stay with another woman and
lied to her that he travelled to see his father in the village.
“I called his father when he did not show up for days, but he
told me that he did not see my husband”.
Modupe said that she later discovered the lady’s number on
his phone and she called her to leave her husband alone.
“After I warned her on phone, my husband rushed home,
dragged me out of the bathroom naked, beat me for calling
his girl friend.
“It was my brother-in-law that ran out to cover my
nakedness,” she said. (NAN)