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 basin.
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.
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.