A businesswoman, Juliana Okoli, on Tuesday [May 10] told a Ikoyi Customary Court in Abuja that she was tired of living with her husband because "he bed wets." Juliana made this known when she testified in a divorce petition before the court.
"I am tired of living in the same house with him because he always bed-wets. When he wakes up in the middle of the night and is feeling cold because of the urine on the bed, he places my cloths on the urine to protect himself from the cold,’’ she said.
She also said that her husband was a drunk.
"My husband is also a drunk; whenever he drinks, he bed-wets even many more times before morning and when I talk to him about it, he starts beating me. "He sometimes chases me and our children out of the house in the middle of the night."
She also said:
My husband has left all the financial responsibility of the family to me; he does not even know how much the children are paying as school fees. Even the house we are living in, I built it with my money.
Whenever he wants to drink and has no money, he would just walk into my shop beat me up, destroy my show glass, take my money and run away.
The complainant prayed the court to grant the divorce and give her custody of her children.
Okoli, an electrician, denied most of the allegations, but admitted that "I don’t urinate on the bed all the time, only sometimes. I also give my children money sometimes; just yesterday, I gave them N2,000 for their school fees."
The President of the court, Labaran Gusau, advised Okoli to settle with his wife, and adjourned report of settlement or hearing in the case till May 16.