My wife attempted suicide four times

COURT CASE: “My wife is always threatening to kill herself; she has attempted suicide on four occasions,’’ a 45-year-old carpenter, Waheed Tiamiyu, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Tiamiyu said his wife, Bukola, with whom he had three children, in their 13 years of marriage, was in the habit of threatening to kill herself.

“She once threatened to jump down from our balcony. The second was when she wanted to drink kerosene, while the third was when she came to my room with a belt tied around her neck; she climbed a chair and wanted to tie the belt to the ceiling fan.

“The fourth was when she wanted to jump into a well, I wonder what would have happened if I had not begged her.

“Please, dissolve this marriage, I am not ready to die now,’’ he told the court.

In her reaction, Bukola said she only attempted suicide twice.

“I attempted suicide because my husband wanted to send me packing and I didn’t want to leave my children,’’ she said.

Bukola, however, consented to the dissolution of the marriage.

The President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case till June 28.

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