A 40-year-old housewife, Amudalat Afolabi, has told an Ilorin Area Court that her husband, Tajudeen, sent her out because she refused to terminate a six-month-old pregnancy.
Amudalat made this known when she testified in a divorce petition filed against her by Tajudeen in Ilorin yesterday.
“My husband sent me away from our matrimonial home because I refused to terminate the six-month pregnancy I 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 that she was tired of being enslaved by him.
Tajudeen, 50, a resident of Edun Area, Ilorin, had prayed the court to dissolve the marriage for his wife’s alleged infidelity and amorous behaviour.
He said the marriage was contracted in 1996 and had produce five children, Monsurat,18; Ibrahim,16; Mohammed,12; Lateefat, 10; and Fatimoh, eight; and they were all living with him because their mother had left the matrimonial home.
“I am fed up with her waywardness. She is not stable and always frame 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 a dog,”
He urged the court to dissolve the marriage and award him custody of the children.
The Area court judge, Mr AbdulQudri Ibrahim, dissolved the marriage and issued the certificate of divorce to the complainant.