On Thursday, June 9, a Nigerian lady named Chinwe told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State that her husband, Irinsanmi Ayeniberu, refers to her as “secondhand stuff.”
According to NAN, the husband, a transporter in the state, had petitioned the court for a divorce on the grounds of incompatibility with his four-year-old wife, Chinwe.
Chinwe, whom Ayeniberu married after his first wife died, was quarrelsome, disrespectful, and intolerant, according to Ayeniberu’s appeal.
My son’s wife, who was living with me, had to move out because of the way my wife quarreled with her. My two sons also moved out. “She doesn’t find it hard to hurl insults at them and fight them” he said
Chinwe, for her part, disputed the claims, alleging that her spouse had married her in an illegitimate manner.
He never told me I won’t give birth for him. He married me knowing I had four children for my late husband”, she said.
He promised to take care of me and my children, but they were all lies. I took in sometime in 2018 and gave birth to a boy who was healthy. Immediately my husband came to see that boy, he passed away.”he added
Ayeniberu married her despite the fact that she already had four children with her late spouse, according to her.
When Chinwe became pregnant again, her husband gave her abortion pills, stating they were for dysentery, she told the court.
I bled for almost two weeks and lost that baby, he later told me that it was embarrassing for him to have a baby at old age. He said he only married me to be having sex with him, washing his clothes, cooking and caring for him, and I asked him what would be my gain in the marriage. He said he didn’t know but I should stick to what he told me. She said.
There were also attempts to poison her and cause her to miscarry a pregnancy, according to the respondent.
She went on to say that her stepchildren had beaten her with brooms and rods on multiple occasions, scattering her belongings.
She claimed that her husband intended to divorce her because she refused to participate in family planning.
The case has been rescheduled for a hearing on June 28.