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How my mother-in-law sent me packing — Enstranged Housewife

By Wahab Abdullah
WHAT God has joined together, let no man put asunder. This maxim aptly apply to an aggrieved house wife, Mrs Oluwakemi Florence Obarame who threatened to vacate her matrimonial home because of the seemingly disagreement between her and her mother-in-law.

However, what aggravated the situation was the determination of the man at the center of the crisis,  Mr. Ifeanyi Obarame who wanted to eat his cake and have it. Obarame who was recently accused by his wife of been intolerable, declared that he is still much in love with his estranged wife, Oluwakemi. He specifically asked the court to prevail on the woman to shelve her divorce plan.

Oluwakemi, 25, who could not fight back tears narrated her ordeal before an Alimosho Grade ‘B’ Customary court.  She said her mother-in-law is making life unbearable for her in her matrimonial home.

The troubled woman told the court that notwithstanding her husband’s temperament, her mother-in-law succeeded in mounting pressure on him to send her packing barely one year after their marriage.

According to her, she noticed that her husband suddenly became very aggressive and beats her at slightest provocation, which she attributed to the influence and pressure from his mother.

Kemi who claimed to have met her husband, Obareme at the Computer village, Ikeja in 2008, where they started a relationship which culminated into marriage same year, however said that the union was blessed with a one year-old boy, Abel Obarame.

She urged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant her custody of the boy, for proper care.

The 25 year-old Ifeanyi in his response admitted to the court that he was indeed hot-tempered but his wife always create  problem with his mother, by allegedly displaying her lack of respect to the old woman.
According to him,  his wife (Kemi) had once picked a knife and threatened to stab his mother.

He said when Kemi could not cope living together with his mother,  he had to look for a new apartment, and they moved in, leaving behind their little boy to keep the old woman busy.

Expressing his unfettered love for his estranged wife, Obarame appealed to the court to save the marriage, insisting “I am still in love with my wife.”

Beside, he refused to ask for the custody of their only child, Abel. He said he still believe that they can still live together as husband and wife while their problems resolved. Meanwhile, the suit was adjourned for judgment.


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