Man Seeks Wife’s Divorce Over Checking His Phone Without Permission

A 54-year-old husband, Adekunle Bakare, recently asked an Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his six years marriage to his wife, Ajarat, for allegedly checking his phone without his permission. He also told the court his wife is stubborn and constitutes a threat to his life.

Bakare, a civil servant, who resides at Philips Nwokwe Street, Igbogbo area of Ikorodu, Lagos, also cited lack of respect and checking his phone without permission as reasons for the dissolution request. At the resumed hearing, the petitioner told the court that he was fed up with Ajarat’s way of life.

“Ajarat has become used to fighting me with dangerous weapons when we have minor misunderstandings. “She usually checks my phone and accuses me of infidelity, in fact, she once destroyed my phone during argument. “She is fond of attending parties with her friends without my consent and she never respects me as her husband and father of her two children. “I cannot continue to tolerate her stubbornness,’’ he said

But the 36-year-old respondent, who denied the allegations against her, accused her husband of lack of care. She, however, pleaded with the court to save her marriage. The President of the court, Mrs Funmi Adeola, urged the couples to maintain peace pending the determination of the case. She adjourned the case till July 8 for possible reconciliati