An Abuja-based businessman, Ekpolador Ebi, on Wednesday sought for the dissolution of his marriage over his wife’s (Gloria Onajero) constant masturbation.
He said he could no longer tolerate the act as it has now affected their daughter.
The 44-year-old man urged an FCT High Court, Kubwa, to end the marriage, saying his wife was unfaithful and possessed intolerable character.
Speaking before the presiding judge, Justice Bello Kawu, the father of two disclosed how he questioned the paternity of his children when he found out about his wife’s extra-marital affair with one Richard.
He said, “I ran away from my home because my wife and her mother frustrated all my good intentions.
“My wife beats the children with so much force and without mercy and when I tried to caution her, her mother supports her.
“My wife’s ugly character has had a negative impact on our children.
“She masturbates on a regular basis. I have warned her severally, but she wouldn’t stop. Now it has affected my first daughter.
“I caught her on three occasions; I spoke to the mother about it and she promised that it would be resolved but it did not.
“Now, I noticed since we separated, that the children have developed confidence issues in school.
“My first daughter has also developed anger issues; she slams the door at you when you try to scold her. All these never used to be.
“My wife came into this marriage with nothing, but when she left, she went away with everything I had,” the petitioner noted, urging the court to, aside dissolving the marriage, help him recover his property from his wife.
Continuing, he said, “She took all the original documents of my property, including our marriage certificate.
“I want everything back, including my first daughters’ international passport which has a five-year-visa on it.
“I also want this court to order her to stop calling me at odd hours. She calls me around 1 a.m, 2 a.m or 3 a.m for no good reason.”
Counsel to the respondent, Mr. Festus Ukpe, applied to the court to grant them two dates of adjournment to enable him and his client prepare their defence.
In his ruling, the presiding judge adjourned the matter till March 21 and March 30 for further hearing. -DP