Eniola Ogbonna, a 36-year-old housewife, who was accused by her husband of being a prostitute says her husband forced her into it. In a Customary Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, Eniola Ogbonna said she had to take to prostitution so as to be able to feed her children when her husband, Hanni Ogbonna, refused to take care of his responsibilities.
The husband who instituted the divorce, told the court that his wife had taken to prostitution and did not have time for him and their children. The woman however begged the court not to grant the divorce for the sake of the children, narrating how she found herself in prostitution.
“It is true that I flirt around, but my husband showed me the way. About eight years ago, I lost my job but my husband, was not giving me money, so I became a harlot. He was always discriminating between me and the senior wife in the provision of money for our children” .. She lamented.
Whenever we had a quarrel, he was always beating me. Even with all these, I do not want a divorce because of my children.”
But Mr. Hanni Ogbonna insisted on the divorce, saying;
“We have been married for 12 years and we have four children. My wife has become an adulterous person. She has no time for the children because of her promiscuity”.
“I have prevailed on her to change her attitude, but she refused. All these are giving me unrest. That is why I have come to seek divorce.”
The Court’s president, Chief Popoola Bolarinwa then ruled “The plaintiff has insisted on divorce and rejected the appeal by the court to make reconciliation. The defendant is an unrepentant prostitute, who is not willing to change. We hereby dissolve the marriage”.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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