WOMAN DRAGS HUSBAND TO COURT OVER LACK OF CARE, TRUST, AND PEACE IN IBADAN
A woman, Kodijat Abdulramon, has dragged her husband, Ahmed Abdulramon, to a customary court in Ibadan over lack of trust, care, and peace in their marriage.
Kodijat prayed the court end their three-year marriage and award her custody of their only child who had been in the custody of her husband.
Ahmed consented to divorce since that was what Kodijat wanted.
Kodijat told the Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan that she fell in love with Ahmed at first sight and courted him for seven years.
She revealed they were on the verge of getting married when unknown to her, he had impregnated another woman.
Kodijat stated that it was those who saw the pictures of his wedding with his other wife on Facebook that called her attention to it.
She said she got pregnant few months after discovering about the other side and had a quiet wedding ceremony held in parents sitting room.
"Ahmed neglected me throughout the time I was pregnant. He didn't give me a dime for my ante-natal care.
"His mother advised that I take herbs which I did for a while but later stopped.
"It was my parents who supported me morally and financially for the nine months I carried the pregnancy.
"Ahmed refused that I come home after I had put to bed and discharged from the hospital. He asked us to move to my parents house but I refused. I insisted on going to his house which he found displeasing.
"Ahmed would sometimes beat me blue black when I complain.
"I got fed up one day and packed my belongings, but he insisted I must not take our child who was a year and some few months old and still breastfeeding, along with me," she said.
Ahmed said it was true that he courted Kodijat for seven years but she and her father delayed their marriage.
He revealed her father insisted he was not going to give her in marriage to him until she got pregnant.
“Kodijat unfortunately failed to conceive early. I went through some test at the hospital and the results certified me okay.
“I encouraged her to go for relevant tests too but she refused.
“All that while, I never stopped loving her. I encouraged her to get a shop so that she could establish herself in her business as a chemist.
“She got the shop and we jointly paid for its rent. I paid half and she paid the remaining half.
“Unfortunately, another lady got pregnant for me before Kodijat did.
“I opened up to her on this but she still insisted on marrying me. According to her, she can’t sleep with any other man except me who deflowered her.
“Kodijat later got pregnant. She and her rival met around this period and both became friends. Kodijat even paid her several visits when she put to bed.
“I spent N30, 000 every month on Kodijat’s medical care but she decided on her own to have the baby in a trado-medical clinic.
“Kodijat and I had our wedding, but the ceremony was a quiet one.
“Our baby was sick after birth and I paid through the nose at the hospital. My father also gave us a meaningful amount for his care.
“Kodijat started misbehaving when she learnt I wanted to marry and bring home her rival.
“She moved out of the house on the morning of my marriage to my second wife. Her reason for this according to her was that she wanted peace of mind. It was her family members who came to pack her belongings.
“She also moved her goods from the shop I rented for her and put it under lock.
“My parents and I have made several attempts to see her parents but they kept rebuffing us,” he stated.
The Court President, Chief Ademola Odunade, after hearing both parties dissolved their wedlock and awarded custody of their only child to Kodijat.
He asked Ahmed to be responsible for the child's feeding, education, and healthcare.
According to Odunade, Ahmed must give Kodijat N5,000 every month for their child's feeding.