Pregnant woman seeks dissolution of 22-yr marriage


A heavily pregnant woman, Biola Gani-Ajala has requested the court to dissolve her marriage of 22years with her husband who she claims is not responsible for the pregnancy

In a case with suit No. 40/2016 filed at a Grade C customary court sitting in Lagelu Local government, Iyana-Offa, Biola is praying the court to end the marriage which had earlier produced three children for her husband on the grounds of infidelity on the part of the man and which also propelled her to be dating someone else

She accused her husband of making her uncomfortable in the marriage which made her pack out of her matrimonial home to begin another relationship with one Munmodu Adeyemo.

However, the accused husband, Mr. Kadir Ajala urged the court not to accede  tothe request of his wife noting that he loves her and that he was the one responsible for her pregnancy

Both Biola and Adeyemo were said to belong to the same camp of the Oodua People’s Congress, (OPC) in the area

Biola, who would prefer to be addressed in her maiden name as a way of expressing her determination to sever the marriage also accused her husband, Ajala of neglecting her and the three children the marriage had produced.

She told the court that for a long time, Ajala had stopped taking responsibility on her and the children which made her seek emotional and financial succour from another man

“I am not comfortable with the marriage, again. I have packed out from his house long before I started dating Mr. Munmodu Adeyemo.

“I am not interested in my husband again, he only got me pregnant, he is not taking good care of me and even threatening to kill me anytime I complain. We have been married for 22years but I don’t want him again”, she told the court

In his own presentation, Ajala prayed the court not to separate them because she has three grown up children for him

Ajala explained that she had earlier warn his wife not to join OPC but she refused and that the man she claimed to be dating has started threatening to kill him

“I know I am the the one responsible for her pregnancy. Please, help me beg  my wife not to leave me because I love her so much and I have nothing against her or her about her attitude”, he told the court

Meanwhile,  Biola insisted that  she is no longer interested in Ajala, noting that four other women had had children for him to which he has also refused to take up their responsibilities as the father

In his ruling, Deputy President of the court, Mr. Omoniyi Supo, who presided in the absence of the President, adjourned the case till Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for further hearing.


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