A housewife, Jelilat Mustapha on Tuesday secured a judgment of a Customary Court in Ibadan for dissolution of her eighth year-old marriage with her husband, Moshood Mustapha after she became pregnant for another lover.
Moshood had told the court that divorcing his wife was a bitter pill difficult to swallow for him but since she had been impregnated by her lover, he had no choice.
In suit no 394/2018 filed by Jelilat, she claimed that her husband was wicked, crude and stubborn who can never be pleased.
The mother of three who said her husband failed to pay bride price on her, insisted that she regretted knowing Moshood, let alone marrying him.
She alleged that Moshood had attempted to set her belongings ablaze before the intervention of their neighbours.
Jelilat said she moved out of his house when she discovered that he was not ready to change his ways. “I am no more interested in him. One of our children is with me while the other two are with him. I cannot cope with him any longer. I want this court to separate us so that I can enjoy my life.”
Reacting to her allegations, Moshood said he loved his wife so much but since she had been impregnated by her lover, he was no more interested.
He said: “my lord, we never had grudges before I left home for work that very day but to my surprise, she moved out of my house without my consent. Meanwhile, I warned her against the caliber of friends she is keeping. Those friends taught her wayward life. There was a time she left my house and I accepted her back a year later because I loved her. She finally left my house in 2016 and to my surprise, she is carrying another man’s baby now. I am no more interested,” Moshood said.
The president of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade dissolved the marriage and granted custody of the last child of the family to the plaintiff, while he ordered the defendant to take care of the other children.