A teacher, Mrs Funmi Bello, 23, has appealed to an Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve her three-year-old marriage. Her reason is that her husband had joined the O’odua People’s’ Congress (OPC).
According to Funmi, her husband, Mr Taofeek Bello, a tailor, has been threatening her life with charms since he joined the OPC. Funmi, who resides at Agunfoye, in Igbogbo area of Ikorodu, told the court that her husband battered her at the slightest mistake she made.
In her words, “Recently, I discovered that my husband had joined OPC when he was not sleeping at home… He usually curses me and brings his co-members to threaten me… Please separate us; he has threatened to kill me and I don’t want to die now,” she said.
Meanwhile, the defendant, Taofeek, a father of one, denied some of the allegations but testified that he joined OPC, “Truly, I joined the OPC but I did not threaten her life with charms; I only brought my members home to help me warn her,” he said. However, the Court President, Mrs Risikat Ekerin, adjourned the case till Nov.12, for possible reconciliation.