Man begs for divorce to avoid killing wife of 14 years


A 50-year-old machine operator Franklin Temitayo has approached an Agege Customary Court in Lagos State to ask for the dissolution of his 14-year-old ‘loveless marriage.’

Mr Temitayo told the court on Wednesday that he wanted divorce because there was no more love between him and his wife Titilayo.

“I moved out of the house out of frustration; I could no longer bear her excesses.

“There was a time I had a dream that we fought and she died in the process.

“I want the court to, therefore, separate us as I do not want a murder case to hang on my neck; I just want to live comfortably and in peace,” he said.

Temitayo is a native of Ondo town in Ondo State.

The father of three added: “My wife is disrespectful and troublesome; she no longer loves and cares for me as her husband.”

He told the court that his wife had made his home a living hell for him, alleging that she never gave him peace whenever he returned from work.

“Despite all my efforts to provide and care for the home, she is never appreciative and considerate, as she keeps demanding for more.

“Whenever I give my wife feeding allowance, she diverts the money to her personal use and demands for more money,” Temitayo said.

Titilayo, a native of Abeokuta, Ogun State who lives at Iloro, Agege, Lagos has denied all the allegations.

She called her husband a liar and an irresponsible man but urged the court to resolve the issues between them.

Court president Patricia Adeyanju advised the estranged couple to maintain peace.

Mrs Adeyanju adjourned the case until January 21 for an alternative dispute resolution.