Mrs Sola Adigun, 40, has dragged her husband, Waheed, 57, to Grade ``A'' Customary Court in Agege, Lagos, seeking the dissolution of her nine-year-old marriage.
Adigun accused her husband of adultery and lack of adequate care.
The petitioner told the court that the marriage could no longer work because her husband's concubines were also threatening her life.
``My husband’s lovers are after my life, and in the recent time I have received almost 10 text messages, and realising that if I don’t quit, I might end up losing my life.
``He doesn’t care for me and the only child we have, it was after I married him that I discovered that he had other wives and he still goes around with other women.
``I have suffered so much in his house, he packed my belongings out, telling me he wanted to marry another wife,`` she said.
Adigun told the court that her husband forcefully took away her child and gave him to the oldest wife, a development, she said, she was not comfortable with.
``Since he took my child away, he has not been going to school; the little boy helps the stepmother in her shop, which I cannot stand anymore.
``I don’t love him anymore, so I want the court to dissolve the marriage and grant me the custody of my child,`` she said.
The husband told the court that his wife was an adulterous and that she was not contented with anything he gave her.
`` She is a lazy woman, doesn’t know how to take care of the house and her child; she is too materialistic.
``If I give her money for food, she will divide it, use half to buy clothes, soon she tells me that there is no food at home and I get angry with this.
``I want to divorce her because she is not a faithful wife and she lies a lot, so I want the court to grant me the custody of my child because the child will lack good care if given her``, he said.
The President, Mr Emmanuel Sokunle, urged them to maintain peace until the end of the case.
He adjourned the case till June 11 for judgment.