An Ajegunle Customary Court has been told to separate Mrs. Rukayat Jimoh and her husband, Mr. Jimoh. Mrs. Jimoh, a trader and mother of two, Amidat, 4 years, and Abdulahi, 7 months, pleaded with the court to dissolve her marriage alleging that her husband never paid her bride price nor was he taking good care of her and the children.
The petitioner alleged that there was no love lost in the marriage and pleaded with the court to grant her custody of the children.
… My wife is a thief – Husband
Meanwhile, Mrs. Morufat Rabiu, dragged to the court, was accused by her husband, Mr. Oladipupo Rabiu, of always stealing his money and engaging in fight with co-tenants and himself. The respondent, on her part, alleged that her husband was a pathological liar. She said the husband wanted the dissolution of the marriage because he got a new wife and so wanted to send her packing. “I still love my husband”, Morufat confessed to the court.
Meanwhile, the presiding judge, Mrs. V.O. Sanni, advised the couple to make peace, asking the petitioner to forgive his wife and settle things amicably.
At the same court, Mrs. Rashidat Salaudeen, a trader and mother of four, pleaded for the dissolution of her marriage of 20 years to Mr. Moshood Salaudeen. She said she was seeking divorce because her husband had been unemployed for the past three years and therefore could not fulfill his obligations as father and head of the family including taking care of the children. Rashidat said she had been playing the role of bread winner in the marriage. The court president, Sanni, told the couple to think over the relationship, adding that the court was more interested in them resolving their differences than separating them.
Another trader and mother of one, Mrs. Tawakalitu Waheed, said she was seeking divorce from her three-year-old marriage to Mr. Olarewaju Waheed on the grounds of irresponsible conduct. “He does not pay any bills. I am the one paying for everything, yet he accuses me of using my concubines money to prepare meals for the family”, she said, adding, “Based on that false charge, he stopped eating the food I prepare.”
The matter was adjourned till September 8, to enable the respondent be present in court.