Tell my husband to return my pants, wife begs court

An estranged wife, Toyin Ogunminiyi, on Tuesday urged  a customary court sitting in Ikole-Ekiti  to help effect  the release of her six  pants in her husband’s  possession.

Other personal belongings the complainant sought for retrieval  from  her husband, Tope,  included  two native dresses, one jeans  skirt and a plastic bag.

The News Agency of Nigeria  (NAN) reports that the woman also prayed the court to dissolve her 20-year- old marriage.

She claimed that her husband  was constantly beating her and  tearing her dresses in  public,  in addition to  accusing her of  adultery.

The complainant, who  described her husband as a drunk, said  he  had abandoned his family responsibilities.

She, however,  sought the custody of their four children , urging the court  to  compel her husband to give her  N20,000 monthly feeding allowance.

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The plaintiff, who denied the allegation of adultery against her, said she often engaged in menial jobs in order to cater for the family.

“My husband,  a commercial motorcyclist,  always spends his money on alcohol and his concubines.

” He does not take proper care of me and the children.  I am seeking  the dissolution of our association as well as the release of my pants in his house,” the estranged wife said.

But defending himself, the husband  who did not deny his drinking habit, accused his wife of  adultery.

” I do not want this woman again, she is adulterous,’’ he said.

The President of the three-man panel, Mrs Yemisi Ojo,   adjourned the matter  till  Feb. 6 for  further hearing.