A 39-year-old businessman, Mr. Olasunkanmi Yusuf, on Friday told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos that he could not accept his wife back to the home since she had left of her own volition.
Olasunkanmi, while responding to a divorce suit filed by Beatrice, his wife of five years, said Beatrice abandoned their home after a misunderstanding.
“My wife left my house to unknown destination, I waited for her to return, but she failed to.
“When I was tired of waiting, I did not have any other option than to marry another wife.
“Although I still love her, I cannot accommodate or marry her again because I don’t have the ability and cannot cope with two wives,’’ he said.
The respondent said when his wife deserted him, he took the only child of their marriage to his mother for proper upkeep.
“When I could not take care of our baby because of my job, I took him to my mother, but my wife later appeared, seeking to take our baby from my mother.”