A pregnant woman, Biola Gani has asked the court to dissolve her marriage of 22 years with her husband who she claim is not responsible for the pregnancy.
In a case with suit No. 40/2016 filed at a Grade C customary court sitting in Lagelu Local government, Iyana-offa, Biola prayed the court to end the marriage which had earlier produced three children for her husband on the ground of infidelity on the part of the man and which also propelled her to be dating someone else.
She accused her husband of making her uncomfortable in the marriage which made her leave her matrimonial home to begin another relationship with one Munmodu Adeyemo.
However, the accused husband, Mr. Kadir Ajala urged the court not to accede the request of his wife noting that he loves her and that he was the one responsible for her pregnancy.
Both Ajala and Adeyemo were said to belong to the same camp of the Oodua People’s Congress, (OPC) in the area.
Biola, who would prefer to be addressed in her maiden name as a way of expressing her determination to severe the marriage also accused her husband, Ajala of neglecting her and the three children the marriage.
She told the court that for a long time, Ajala had stopped taking responsibility on her and the children which made her seek emotional and financial succour in the arm of another man.
“I am not comfortable with the marriage, again. I have packed out from his house long before I started dating Mr. Munmodu Adeyemo.
“I am not interested in my husband again, he only got me pregnant, he is not taking good care of me and even threatening to kill me anytime I complain. We have been married for 22years but I don’t want him again”, she told the court.
In own presentation, Ajala prayed the court not to separate them because she has three grown up children for him.
Ajala explained that she had earlier warned his wife not to join OPC but she refused and that the man she claimed to be dating has started threatening to kill him.
“I know I am the one responsible for her pregnancy. Please, help me beg my wife not to leave me because I love her so much and I have nothing against her or her about her attitude”, he told the court.
Meanwhile, Biola insisted that she is no longer interested in Ajala, noting that four other women had had children for him to which he has also refused to take up their responsibilities as the father.
However, in his ruling, Deputy President of the court, Mr. Omoniyi Supo, who presided in the absence of the President, adjourned the case till Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for further hearing.