Metro My Husband of 15 Years is a Rapist, Fraud and Brute -Woman Tells Court



A 37-year-old housewife, Mrs. Margret Ojo, on Friday asked an Ado-Ekiti customary court to dissolve her 15-year-old marriage to her husband Bamidele Ojo on grounds that he is a fraud, rapist and a brute.

She said Ojo lacked respect for her and the marriage as he did not cater for her needs and those of their children which often led to disagreements and frequent fights in their home.

Margret said her husband often assaulted her whenever he demanded for money and she failed to give him, adding that his parents were also aware of their son’s "irresponsible behavior".

The mother of four said there was an incident when the husband connived with his friends and duped her and that when she discovered and confronted him, he beat her mercilessly.

According to her, since she married her husband, he has never fulfilled any kind of obligation to her people as is expected of an in-law, but that she on her part has always taken care of his parents.

She alleged that Ojo’s actions had even resulted in him attempting to rape her sister when she was not at home.

Bamidele, 41, however denied the allegations adding that he was often forced to take care of the family by cooking their meals because his wife was lazy.

He also claimed that he had never disrespected his wife or in-laws, but held them in high regard.

He further stated that he always tried to meet his responsibilities to the family with his meagre salary and other little money he earned.

The court's president, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi adjourned the case until July30 for further hearing.