A 40-year-old housewife, Amudalat Afolabi, has told an Ilorin Area Court, Kwara State, that her husband, Tajudeen, sent her packing because she refused to terminate a six-month-old pregnancy. Amudalat made this known when she testified in a divorce petition filed against her husband in Ilorin, yesterday. “My husband sent me away from our matrimonial home because I refused to terminate the six months pregnancy am carrying,” she said. Amadalat, 40, did not oppose the dissolution of the 20-year-old marriage, but described Tajudeen as “an irresponsible man.” She said she was tired of being enslaved by a “useless man.”
Tajudeen, 50, a residence of Edun Area, Ilorin, had prayed the court to dissolve the marriage alleging infidelity by his wife. He said the marriage was contracted in 1996 and had produced five children: Monsurat,18; Ibrahim,16; Mohammed,12; Lateefat, 10; Fatimoh, eight, who are all living with him because their mother had abandoned their matrimonial home.
He said: “I am fed up with her waywardness. She is not stable and always frames excuses for her actions. “I pray the court to put an end to this union because my wife can kill me as she moves around town like dog.”
He, therefore, urged the court to dissolve the marriage and award him custody of the children.
The area court judge, Mr. AbdulQudri Ibrahim, dissolved the marriage between the two parties and issued the certificate of divorce to the complainant.