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Divorce “He beats me, forces me to travel whenever I’m pregnant" wife tells court

One Kudirat Ajoke has appealed with an Area court to grant her divorce over incessant beatings.

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A mother of three has pleaded with an Area Court sitting in Ilorin to dissolve her marriage over persistent battering and lack of care from her husband.

The complainant, Kudirat Ajoke, a resident of Asalapa compound in Alore, Ilorin, told the court on Tuesday, November 8, that her husband, Baba Mutairu, beats her every time she is pregnant, Punch reports.

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Ajoke said, “He beats me and forces me to travel whenever I’m pregnant; he also does not allow me to return home until I deliver.

“He is highly irresponsible and was never involved in the maintenance of the house,” she said.

She urged the court to grant her divorce from Mutairu, allowing her to begin a new life.

However, Mutairu claimed that he is still in love with his wife, objecting to her plea for a divorce. He also denied the allegations of battery and irresponsibility levelled against him by Ajoke.

Mutairu urged the court to grant him an adjournment in order for him to reach a settlement with his aggrieved wife.

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Presiding over the case, AbdulQuadir Ibrahim, adjourned the case until November 30 for report of settlement.

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