An Ejigbo Customary Court in Lagos-State has heard how a man, Alex Ojuala, drugged his wife, Glory Ojuala, for three days in order to have sex with her only a few days after the wife gave birth.
The petitioner is seeking dissolution of their 15-year-old marriage from the Court.
According to PM News, the 30-yr-old mother of three claimed in her petition that only two days after she gave birth, her husband started pestering her for sex and was doing it in the presence of her mother who came to visit them.
She informed the Court, further, that she refused to have sex with her husband because she was still sore following the childbirth and breast feeding for that matter.
She also told the Court that in response, he accused her of having extramarital affairs and cut the family’s daily feeding allowance to N100 in order to punish her.
Gloria stated that unknown to her, on the day in question, the soft drink her husband offered her was drugged and she had no recollection of what happened to her after she took the drink until she was revived in a hospital three days later.
According to her, her husband confessed to her that he had drugged her because she had denied him sex and he also suspected she was sleeping with other men.
After the incident she moved out of his house and they have been living separately ever since and taking care of the children on her own without the husband’s support.
The petitioner is asking the court for dissolution of their 15-year-old marriage on the grounds that her husband was threatening her life and did not take care of her and their children.
In addition to that, she claimed the husband was physically abusing her and that she did not love him anymore.
Glory is also asking the court to compel Alex to take care of their children by providing for their upkeep and education.
In response, Alex denied all the allegations made against him and said he had been taking care of his family until trouble started.
He said he used to give his wife N200 daily before leaving for work and wondered how she would claim that he did not take care of her and their children.
He also said that he was no longer interested in the relationship and asked the court to dissolve the marriage, promising to provide N10,000 for the upkeep and education of the children.
The President of the Court, Mr T. A. Eko, queried Alex for abandoning the responsibility of training their children on his estranged wife and asked him to have a change of heart for the sake of the children.
The matter was adjourned till March 2014.