Marital Disharmony Wife begs court to stop her husband from divorcing her

She urged the court to intervene and disallow her estranged husband from going through with his divorce plans.

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Kehinde Adewunmi, a 50-year-old trader, has pleaded with the Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to prevent her husband from divorcing her.

The woman's husband, Jamiu Adewunmi, had told the court that she could no longer stay married to her after discovering that she was practicing Christianity without his approval.

The husband, who is a devoted Muslim, mentioned that he does not love her anymore, as he could not accept two religions at his residence.

Now remorseful, Kehinde urged the court to intervene and disallow her estranged husband from going through with the divorce plans.

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She stated that she is ready to please him and do whatever he wants. The idea of being without him seems totally off to her.

“Please court; help me beg him, where will I get a man at my age to marry me if my husband divorces me.

“I am ready to make amends wherever I might have made mistakes; I am not ready to divorce my husband.

“I still love him and besides, I do not want my children to suffer this action because they are innocent. Please, safe my marriage.”

In his reaction, Jamiu told the court that he is no longer in love with her after discovering pictures of his wife wearing a white religious garment.

“My wife was always telling me that she was going for an Islam programme called ‘Alasalatu’, instead she would secretly go to a church to worship."

“I got to know when I broke into her room in her absence because, lately, she was always locking the room and would keep its key closed to her chest."

“So, I was curious to know what she was hiding in the room."

“When I entered her room, I saw pictures where she wore a gown and cap belonging to one of the white garment churches."

“In the pictures, she posed with some other worshippers wearing the same uniform."

“I don’t want her anymore because, I cannot condole another religion in my house except the one I am practicing,” he said.

Adegboyega Omilola, who is the president of the court, told the couple to bring three members each from their families for a reconciliation at court.

For further hearing, the case was adjourned to August 30, 2016.

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