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Friday, 9 November 2018

Fashion Designer Accuses Husband Of Maltreatment, Seeks Divorce


A fashion designer, Omolola Ajibade, 40, is praying the customary court sitting at the Agege Local Government, Lagos, to dissolve her 16-year-old marriage to her husband, Adegoke Ajibade, for allegedly maltreating her.

Omolola, residing at No 16, Oshola Street, Ifako, Lagos, alleged in her petition to the court that Ajibade had not been taking good care of her and their three children.

Saying she had been bearing the bills in the home alone, the petitioner stated that anytime she asked her husband for money, he would shout at her.

“I am tired of paying the bills and the children’s fees alone. I have been hoping to experience change for 16 years but he is not ready to change. I took my children from a private school to a public school because I can no longer afford their school fees. My father told me to be patient with him but he later realised that my husband is not ready to change positively. I want this court to dissolve this marriage, and if he wants to take the children, I will give them to him,” she declared.

Forty-five-year-old Ajibade, a businessman, explained to the court that it was only when his business was no longer going on smoothly that he appealed to his wife to assist him.

“I called my wife that she should assist me in paying the house rent and she told me to call her younger sister, which I did and she gave me N20,000,” he said.

The respondent denied he had been maltreating Omolola, saying it was his wife who once chased him around the house with a knife threatening to kill him.

“At times, when we fight, she might not greet me for about two weeks. We once went together to church on a Sunday when the pastor told me not to travel to my hometown at that time. Despite that, my wife began worrying about my life she wants to see my mother in the village, but I didn’t answer her.

“She went to report me to a pastor, and the pastor said I should travel home and no evil would befall me. I obeyed the pastor by travelling to my hometown. On my way back, I had a terrible accident and I could not walk with my legs. I was taken back to Ekiti where I was treated for a year and two months. During that period, my wife didn’t visit me. I came back from my village only to hear from her she wants to divorce me. Since then, I have been living in a church,” he said.

He pleaded to the court not to dissolve the marriage.

The court president, Mrs Patricia Adeyanju, adjourned the matter till November 20, 2018, to allow for an alternative dispute resolution.

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