Man Files For Divorce Over Wife’s Drunkeness


A Lagos businessman, Rasheed Ogunwande, yesterday, pleaded before a Yaba Customary Court for the dissolution of his 10-year-old marriage alleging that his wife is a drunk.

Ogunwande, 43, who lives at 10, Araromi Street, Onike, in Iwaya area of Lagos, told the court that his wife, Ajarat, was always threatening his life.

“She threatens my life anytime she is drunk. She is also fond of fighting me and raining abuses on me whenever she is in her state of stupor.

“My wife drinks alcohol as if it is water and gets drunk easily. She is a disgrace,” he told the court.

Ogunwande, therefore, prayed the court to dissolve the marriage, saying the love he had for her had turned sour.

Vanguard reports that the President of the court, Rahim Daodu ordered the court’s registrar to summon the respondent, who had failed to appear in court. He adjourned the case till January 27, for further hearing.