Man seeks dissolution of 16 year-old marriage over infidelity

Justice

Mr Ganiyu Mustafa, on Monday, has asked a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his 16 year-old marriage to his wife Shadia over what he terms her, infidelity and inability to provide motherly care.

Narrating his ordeal, Mustafa said his wife was found of prostituting with different men despite the fact that, he provided her needs as a housewife.
“My lord, I am tired of Shadia’s waywardness because she has brought untold shame on me as a result of her ineptitude.
`Times without number, she leaves home without me knowing her whereabouts for no specific reason.

“Shadia equally doesn’t know how to cater for our children as the three kids between us have continued to suffer without care.
“Worst still, she fights me always anytime I correct her over her mistakes.

“It is against all these that, I urge my lord to allow me take custody of the three children,”Mustafa pleaded.

However, Shadia denied àll allegations levelled against her, saying that, her husband was merely her detractor.
“Mustafa has been unnecessarily suspicious as he monitors my movement around.

“Mustafa is in no way responsible as he does not cater for the welfare of the three children in addition to not being responsible for the house rent.
“If I complain of his irresponsibility, he descends on me by unleashing mayhem on me,”Shadia said.

The presiding president of the court, Mr Ademola Odunade, however, asked the couple to provide more evidence to back their claims.

Odunade however adjourned the case to March 7, for judgment.

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