Renowned Artist Grillo
Renowned Artist Grillo

Renowned Artist’s Son Gbenga Grillo Seeks Divorce From Wife of Eight Years

Eniola Awokoya

…..He is a drunk, Flirt – Wife

Forty-eight year old son of a renowned artist,  Gbenga Grillo, has approached an Agege Customary Court in Lagos, to dissolve his eight-year-old loveless marriage to Adanna, his second wife.

Grillo, an architect, is seeking dissolution for the union due to domestic abuse and lack of love, he also said his wife is very arrogant and disrespectful.

The petitioner, who resides at Ogba Ikeja, Lagos, pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage as he was no longer interested in the union.

According to Grillo; “My wife has been stubborn since the inception of the union; she does not respect me as her husband and I can no longer live with her.

“She has not said ordinary ‘good morning’ to me for over a year now and she gets angry over anything which usually leads to a serious misunderstanding between us.

I can no longer bear the emotional and verbal torture I suffer in her hands, ” he said.

Grillo further said: “We no longer behave like a couple because my wife does not greet me, neither does she talk to me in the house except to demand for money.”

He said that the woman had not been responsible for his cooking and feeding for the past one year.

“I have been eating outside and my wife does not care whether I am alive or dead.

“She is not caring and lacks respect for the institution of marriage; please separate us, I can no longer live with her,” he pleaded.

Grillo’s wife however denied the allegations and urged the court to dissolve her marriage.

Adanna, 29, described her husband as a drunk and party freak.

The defendant alleged that the petitioner is a serial flirt, who abuses her emotionally.

“My husband brings home different women and have sex with them in his matrimonial home.

“When I challenged him about this, he told me he knew these women before me.

“My husband usually drinks to stupor and misbehaves and this usually leads to serious misunderstandings between us.

“He goes for parties and does not return till the following day not caring how l feel,” she responded, calling him a wife beater.

“Whenever I challenge him for not coming home it leads to a serious argument and he will pounce on me and turn me to a punching bag.

“I am going through mental agony and emotional trauma; I, therefore, urged the court to dissolve the marriage,” she said.

The court’s President, Mrs Ibironke Elabor, advised the couple to maintain peace pending the court decision.

She thereafter adjourned the matter till March 8 for a possible settlement by the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

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