A businesswoman, Aminat Adeshina, on Monday sought the dissolution of her marriage at the Ile-Tuntun Customary Court, Ibadan on the grounds of sexual molestation of her daughter by her husband.
In her petition, Aminat, a mother of four, said that her husband attempted to rape their 16-year-old daughter.
She explained, “After I packed away from his house due to the endless battery and lack of care, Adesina resorted into caressing our 16-year-old daughter, attempting to sleep with her.
“The girl told me that somebody came to her bedside masked in the midnight and started caressing her breasts.
“The following morning, she started cursing whoever it was that wanted to rape her in the presence of her father.
“Then, she said that her father pleaded with her to stop raining curses, confessing to being the person behind the mask”.
She continued, “Our daughter also told me that her father gave her N1, 000 to keep silent over what transpired.
“When she narrated all these before my parents and other relatives, they advised me to return to Adesina’s house for the sake of the future of my children.
“On sighting me, he fled through the windows, because he suspected that the secret had been uncovered.
“Lately, he has started threatening to take over the house which I built with my own labour”.
Adeshina who responded to the suit did not deny any of the allegations levelled against him but he told the court his wife abandoned him when he was mired in huge debts.
“Aminat usually treats me and my relatives with disdain, having no regard for us,” he said.
He also refused to make comment on the allegation of sexual harassment levelled against him. Henry Agbaje, the Court’s President, adjourned the case till Oct. 22 for judgment, asking the duo to provide more evidence to support their arguments.