Marriage was ordained by God to serve as a means of bringing two people who love each other together. It means happiness, peace, joy, and procreation; and that is if all goes according to God’s plan. So what happens if it doesn’t go or work as planned? Your guess is as good as mine; and that is exactly what happened between Mrs. Kairat and her husband. The couple have been married for 17 years, but an end appears to be near except there is a divine intervention.
Kairat who was narrating her story in tears at the Oshodi Customary Court sitting in Lagos, said her abandoned his family and moved in with his 18-year-old housemaid whom he rented a flat fro while she and her three children live in a one-room apartment.
Kairat told the court that the affair with the maid that has threatened their marriage of 17 years kicked off when she travelled and the husband started
sleeping with the girl and on her return, the girl became insolent.
Read her story as she narrated how an intruder has turned her home into a warzone…
“Whenever I asked her to do a chore, she would look at me in the eye and tell me that she was tired. Whenever I threatened to take her back to our village, my husband would threaten to deal with me.
When I stood my grounds and sent her home, my husband threatened to kill me. My husband went behind my back and got accommodation for her three streets away from where we live.
He has become very wicked. He beats me up and would not stop until I get injuries. One night, he came back home drunk, got a knife and almost slit my throat.
I had to run out of the home to save my life. My life is endangered and as far as I’m concerned, this marriage can no longer stand because it has already broken down.
When I challenged him on why she should rent a flat for the girl while we live in a room, he told me he would chase me out of his house because I brought him bad luck.”
Mr. Jimoh (Kairat’s husband) however, denied the allegation; insisting that he took the housemaid as his younger sister:
“I still love my wife. She should understand that men can change. But she should learn to be tolerant. I respect her and urge this court not to separate us.”
May God help these couple to resolve their differences for the interest of peace and the future of their children.