Mr Olufemi Ojikutu, 40 year old Civil Servant insisted at the Igando Customary Court in Lagos that before he can grant his wife her request, she has to return his late mother’s necklace.
He made this known on Wednesday while attending to the suit filed by his wife, Olaide. He said his late mother gave him and his siblings a necklace each to give to their wife when they get married on the condition that the wife must be with the forever.
“She told us the value of each necklace. Mine was 21 caret worth 125,000 as at 1995”.
He further stated that he religiously kept the necklace for 20 years until 2014 when his wife borrowed it.
“My wife borrowed my gold necklace and has not returned it; since she want to divorce me, let her return my gold necklace”, Olufemi said.
However he urged the court to grant his wife wish saying he also is no longer interested but wants her to return the gold chain.
Olaide, 28 year old petitioner, who aked for dissolution of her marriage agreed she collected her husband’s gold chais.
She accused her husband of infidelity,describing him as an irresponsible husband and father. She said she left her matrimonial home Feb. 7 2015 adding that her husband does not take care of her two children instead her mother has been the one taking care of the children because her husband always finds it offensive whenever She ask for money.
MR Adegboyega Omilola, president of the court, “the case would be left without a fixed date of adjournment until the petitioner return the respondent’s gold necklace” he said.