A nurse, Kausarat Bakare, on Friday [Aug. 21], told an Ikorodu Customary Court, Lagos State, that she left her husband because her father-in-law made sexual advances to her.
Kausara, 28, made the allegation while testifying in a divorce petition brought by her husband, Qudus Bakare, seeking dissolution of the marriage. She said that she left her husband in order to sustain the marriage, stressing that "I do not want a divorce. I want the court to save my two-year childless marriage.
"I lost my child while giving birth. Since then, I have not been able to conceive, and my husband’s father usually gives me soap to wash my private part. “My father-in-law usually comes around when my husband is not at home and always tells me to sit on his lap. I reported the matter to my uncle who advised me to stop using the soap and to also tell my husband what was happening”. "I was afraid because my husband is dating our neighbour’s daughter, I suspect he wants to marry her," she said.
The husband, however, urged the court to dissolve the marriage, saying that his wife was troublesome and had left him. "My wife left home since April 2014, I do not know what prompted her action because I do take care of her. She is just not pleased with everything I do for neighbours, she doesn’t want me to help other people”.
"I heard her phone conversations some time ago that she would use super glue on my eyes and that I will go blind so that she can become the landlady. "I don’t want her to come back to my house, she may kill me," Bakare said.
President of the court, Mr Olu Adebiyi, adjourned the case till September 19.