A school teacher, Mr Yemi Ogayemi, at a customary court in Jikwoyi, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), accused his wife, Funmi, of spitting in his food.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the petitioner, who resides in Jikwoyi, made the allegation in a divorce petition before the court.
“I can’t continue to live with this woman. She wants to kill me.
“She has been exhibiting vile behaviours, like spitting in my food. I don’t know if it has any negative or spiritual implications.
“I don’t want to continue with this union. She also predicted that I will die this year. I don’t know if she has plans to kill me before the end of this year,” he said.
The petitioner also told the court that his wife said that if he sleeps with her, he would die.
The respondent, Funmi, who is a full time house wife, in her defense said: “I did all that my husband said. I have begged him to forgive me and he said he has forgiven me. I wonder why he is saying it here again.”
The presiding judge, Jemilu Jega adjourned the case.