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Friday, 5 July 2019

“He Took Rat Poison But Did Not Die” – Woman Whose Husband Tried Suicide Twice Speaks In Court

A woman whose husband tried to commit suicide two times has spoken about his unsupportive acts as she asks for a divorce.
Health worker, Funmilayo Akinmulero on Friday pleaded with a Customary Court in Badagry, Lagos, to dissolve her marriage because her husband had attempted to commit suicide twice.
Funmilayo, 45, told the court that her husband of 11 years, Olusegun Akinmulero, had twice attempted to commit suicide “because he was fed up with life.
“My lord, my husband is not responsible. He tried to commit suicide twice, saying he was fed up with life without considering me and his children.
“The first time he bought rat killer to poison himself but after eating it, the medicine did not kill him. We had to rush him to the hospital for treatment.
“After returning, a few days later, he said that he wanted to die again and went to the bush with rope but he was rescued by a neighbour.
“I’m the one responsible for the upkeep of the three children of the marriage. He is not taking care of me or the three children.”
Funmilayo also told the court that Olusegun attacked her on January 15, 2016 and wanted to kill her with a cutlass, saying that she was saved by neighbours.
“My husband brought a lady into the house when I was not at home. After having carnal knowledge of her, they used my new towel to clean themselves.
“When I came back I discovered that my towel was wet and when I asked, he slapped me and brought out a cutlass,” the mother of three, residing at Igbo Eji in Iragbon, Badagry stated.
Funmilayo also alleged that Olusegun once fled home for six months, after collecting N500, 000 to make furniture for a customer.
“On November 24, 2018, after abandoning us for six months, he called me that he had been arrested by the police.
“At the station, police informed me that he collected N500, 000 from a man and spent the money without doing his work.
“I told them that I don’t know anything about the money because he had not been home in the past six months.
“I’m no longer interested in him my lord. I have met another man when he abandoned us and I am now pregnant for him,” Funmilayo said.
She begged the court to dissolve the marriage and order Olusegun to be responsible for the upkeep of the children.
Olusegun, a furniture maker, however, was not in court to respond to the charges.
The President of the court, Mr Shakirudeen Adekola, adjourned the case until July 18 for judgement.

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