“My Wife Is A First-Class Prostitute”– Estranged Husband Tells Court

Ibrahim Ekeolu, an electrician, has described his wife, Taiwo, as a first class prostitute. Ekeolu of Iyemetu-Igosun area of Ibadan, Oyo state, said this on Friday while testifying in a divorce petition which his wife instituted at Mapo Customary Court, Ibadan.

The respondent, who denied the allegations, accepted the divorce request from his wife.

“Your honour, Taiwo is a first class prostitute who thinks she can continue to fool me,” he said. “Taiwo goes out and return home at anytime she feels, staying two or three months with her parents.

“In this state of constant abandonment, I saw Taiwo cooking very early one morning, she told me that one of her relatives was sick and needed food in the hospital. “She took the food and I carefully trailed her, I saw her entering an hotel with the food.

“Though, I couldn’t get the room she entered, but I waited until she came out with her concubine and both of them sighted me and they took another direction out. “Taiwo knew what I was going to do, when she got home, she packed out with most of my belongings.

“Taiwo as a woman is a drunkard, when she returns home late, alcohol smells all over her body and sleeps to unconsciousness. “When I reported the incident to her parents, they instead supported her as they usually did.”

But, Taiwo, an Ibadan-based trader, had urged the court to dissolve her six-year-old marriage to her husband for allegedly stealing her money. The mother of one and resident of Ireakari-Mokola, told the court that her husband was crippling her life through constant theft of her capital. “For a number of times, Ekeolu has stolen the money meant for my business despite the fact that he does not make any contribution to it,” she said. On her part Taiwo said: “He has stolen thousands of naira from me to cripple my business and if I ask, he turns me into a punching bag.

“Your honour, he battered me one day such that I collapsed into the gutter. Each time he beat me, I end up in the hospital. “As if those are not enough, he doesn’t want to know how our only child and I sustain our lives. Worst of all, he is jobless and does nothing about it.”

Henric Agbaje, president of the court, asked the couple to produce evidence to support their claims before adjourning the case till November 13.