A 45-year-old fashion designer, Oluwaseyi Ogungbe, on Thursday begged an Agege Customary Court, Lagos, to separate him from his estranged wife of over 15-years, saying she is a witch.
Oluwaseyi, told the court that there was no more love between him and the wife, Ruth.
The 45-years old petitioner and a resident of Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos, said: “My wife is fetish and demonic, she no longer cares for me and our children.
“Her friend even gave her poison which she added to my food.”
The petitioner claimed that his pastor told him that his wife was a witch and had held him captive and made him not to prosper.
According to him, “My wife wants to turn me to a slave. She is wicked, I want the court to separate us ; I want to live in peace.”
Oluwaseyi, however, asked the court to award the custody of their children to him.
The respondent, Ruth, an indigene of Ekpoma in Edo, however, denied the allegations, saying he is irresponsible
“My husband is stubborn, rude and has no respect for me as his wife.’’
The 38-year-old wife, who hawks herbal medicine, denied the allegations made by her husband saying; saying she still love him.
“I do not want to end the marriage because of the love l have for my children, l do not want them to grow up in a
She pleaded with the court to help her resolve the issues between her and the husband.
The court’s President, Mrs Ibironke Elabor, advised the estranged couple to maintain peace and adjourned the matter till May 24 for continuation of trial.
Credit: Adebayo Cean Joseph