August 12, 2022
My Husband Abandoned Us And Hid In The Toilet During Robbery Attack - Woman Seeking Divorce Tells Court

A housewife who is also a businesswoman identified as Asiata Oladejo, has told a Mapo Grade A Customary Court in Ibadan to end her marriage on the grounds that her husband and father of her three children ,Abiyemi abandoned her and their children during a robbery attack in their home.

According to her, the husband went and his himself in the toilet during the attack while she and the children were left to face the terror alone.

”My Lord, I am yet to recover from the shock I experienced when a gang of thieves raided our house. He hid in the toilet, leaving me to pant in front of the armed robbers, who terrorised the entire residents of the house.

My lord, when the thieves arrived at around 1am. on that night, my husband was nowhere to be found to defend the children and I.

Unknown to me, he hid in the toilet. He only came out when they had gone. My husband wanted us to continue living in that house,” she said.

Abidemi on the other hand said the wife is the short- tempered type.

”She comes to my shop unannounced to torment me. It is true that I hid in the toilet when armed robbers attacked our house. All the attempts made to bring her back home failed, because she said she was unnecessarily scared,” he said

“He prayed the court to grant him custody of the three children because he had been a responsible father“.

Delivering judgment, the President of the Court, Mrs S. M. AkAkintayo said:

“Both petitioner and respondent shall be responsible for the education and other welfare of the children. In addition, Abidemi shall pay a monthly feeding allowance of N20,000 for the children’s upkeep. Both of you must maintain peace and order,“ Akintayo held.

She, however, noted that there was no marriage to dissolve between the couple, because their union could not be considered as a marriage. She stated that their marriage was not in accordance with laid down customary laws of Nigeria.

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