A businessman identified as Olarenwaju Moruf, has asked the Igando Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his 17-year-old marriage to his wife, Fatimot because she is a witch.
The 58-year-old told the court that his wife is a witch and uses her power to appear and disappear. He told the court he was no longer interested in the union.
He said, “There was a day my wife appeared physically to me in my hotel room when I travelled to the northern part of the country for a job, I shouted and she disappeared.
“She keeps appearing and disappearing whenever good things are coming my way. She once appeared to me and my promotion letter turned to sack letter.
“Everywhere I went for a solution, I was told that my wife was behind my predicament and I strongly believe it because I am also a witness to her devilish acts,” he said, accusing his wife of belonging to a cult.
The father of one also said he came home unexpectedly one day to pick something, he caught his wife holding a meeting with a cult member.
“Fatima brings strange people into our matrimonial home, including a teenager whose father is an herbalist and she also threatens to poison me.’’
The respondent, however, denied all allegations and pleaded with the court to save her marriage and not grant her husband’s wish, insisting she still loves him.
Fatimot said “I am not the one behind my husband’s predicament, my hands are clean; I do not belong to a cult, I am a committed Muslim.”
The court’s President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case until Nov. 2 for further hearing.