My husband bathes our child with urine, wife tells court


A 52-year-old woman, Taye Omoniyi, on Wednesday told Akure Customary Court that her husband, Awopetu left their matrimonial home for 16 months after he had a weird dream.

The woman, who testified in a divorce petition brought by her husband, said that Awopetu started behaving strange after waking up from his sleep.

She said Awopetu will bathe their only child produced by the marriage, with his urine instead of using water.

She added that she had approached her mother-in-law to have a keen observation on the petitioner.

The respondent recalled that the petitioner would only give N200 for daily upkeep for her and the child when she gave birth, adding that it was the neighbours that gave her foodstuff for survival.

Awopetu had urged the court to dissolve his three-year-old marriage alleging that his wife was fraternising with thugs and Indian hemp smokers.

He told the court that he had to desert the home because there was threat to his life, adding that he received series of threatening calls emanating from cronies of his wife.

The President of the court, Mr Ayodele Omotola, ordered Awopetu to pay N3,000 for the upkeep of the child on or before Friday, ordered both parties to maintain the peace and adjourned the case till Oct.19 for judgement.

Source: NAN

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