'My husband has concubines' - wife seeks divorce

Long arm of the law: Federal High Court in Osun state
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A fashion designer, Kudrat Oyewole, on Tuesday, petitioned an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan, seeking the dissolution of her two-year-old marriage with her husband, Sikiru.

Kudrat sought divorce on the grounds of harassment and unfulfilled marital life. According to Kudrat, her husband has many concubines and also starves her.

The mother of one testified before Chief Henry Agbaje, the court’s President that she had endured sadness and frustration in her matrimonial home.

She further said that her husband kept her and the child in a lonely developing site.

“Sikiru keeps ignoring my plea to empower me by paying for my shop as a fashion designer. He also tells me that I had the option to pack out of his home if I was not ready to keep living a wasteful life with him.

In fact, Sikiru usually records some of his romantic moment with his concubines on his mobile phone and plays it in my presence to further frustrate me.

I reported him to his parents, but he never changed. Just two weeks ago, when I went to visit my uncle, he changed the key to the house and locked me out because I didn’t get back in time.

I am tired of staying with Sikiru; I also want to make progress in life", the wife lamented.

However, the respondent, who lived at Fatusi area in Ibadan, opposed the suit and denied some of the allegations levelled against him.

He submitted that his wife was fond of frequently running to her parent’s home anytime there was a misunderstanding between both of them.

“Kudrat went to enrol for a menial job without my knowledge, and I told her that such behaviour doesn’t happen in our own family.

That was the reason I prevented her from entering. I have done everything humanly possible to rent Kudrat a shop, but she is not ready to be patient.

She must also learn to stop running to report me to her relatives,’’ Sikiru told the court.

In his ruling, Agbaje appealed to the couple to exercise patience with each other.

He directed them to provide more evidence to support their arguments and adjourned the case until Oct. 6 for the continuation of hearing, NAN reported.

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