My Wife Is A Burglar, Husband Tells Court


An Ibadan-based computer operator, Olatunde Akintunde, yesterday, consented to the divorce suit filed by his wife, Dasola, alleging that she was a burglar.
In his counter argument in the case, Olatunde stated that his wife broke into his shop to steal computer sets, photocopy machines, a generating set and a cooking stove.
“Dasola added nothing to the business I established for her as I was solely responsible for every item.
“When I abandoned my initial business, I decided to establish a computer centre in Ibadan. “ I then invited Dasola to join me after she had learnt computer operation.
“One day, when I was away, she broke into the lock-up shop to steal the computers.
“Furthermore, Dasola’s mother never gave our marriage a breathing space because she kept telling her to leave me.
“Even when she gave birth, Dasola’s mother once took her away, abandoning the four month-old child to me for many hours.
“Sometimes, her mother doesn’t allow her to spend Christmas with me.
“If I dare complain, both of them would challenge my authority and even fight me.
“In fact, she had left for a whole year before although I still reluctantly accommodated her,” Olatunde stated.
But earlier in her petition, Dasola had submitted that her husband had often beat her.
“My lord, whenever Olatunde wants to beat me, he locks the door to give me the beating of my life.
“He smashed a bucket on my forehead in the last incident.