No Love Lost Man insists on return of heirloom before granting wife's divorce request

The defendant insisted on collecting a gold chain his late mother gave to him before consenting to his wife's request for divorce.

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Olufemi Ojikutu, a 40-year-old civil servant has insisted that his wife must return his mother's gold chain before granting her request for divorce.

This was his submission at an Igando Customary Court, Lagos where his wife had filed for separation following an accusation of infidelity.

His wife, Olaide had reportedly requested for the gold chain which she intended to wear to an event in the year 2014 but never returned it.

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Ojikutu is of the belief that she has sold it as she is used to selling his personal things, especially his clothes.

“My wife must return my late mother’s gold necklace before she can divorce me,"

“When my mother was about to die, she called me and my three brothers, gave us a gold necklace each, telling us to give it to our wives that will be with us for better for worse till death do us apart."

“She told us the value of each gold– mine was 21 carats valued at N125,000 as at 1995 when she died."

“She promised not to forgive anyone who violated her order."

“My wife borrowed my gold necklace but has not returned it; now that she wants to divorce me, she must return the gold necklace, it is not negotiable,” he said.

Olaide admitted to collecting the gold chain from her husband but stated that she cannot remember where she kept it.

She accused her husband of infidelity and also confirmed that she once stumbled on a WhatsApp conversation between him and his lover.

"I collected the gold from my husband when I wanted to go for an event but I can’t just remember where I kept it."

Adegboyega Omilola, the President of the court said the case will be adjourned indefinitely until the petitioner, Olaide returns the gold chain.

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