Ikorodu (Lagos State) – A 42-year-old auto mechanic, Mr Wasiu Adeleye, on Wednesday in Ikorodu in Lagos State, broke down in tears as he pleaded with the customary court not to dissolve his 19-year-old marriage.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adeleye begged his wife in the courtroom, saying “I do not want you to leave me.
“I cannot love any woman again like you.’’
“My wife has been my source of joy, it is my family that wants her out of my life, please help me beg my wife,’’ the husband said sobbing.
NAN also reports that the 39-year-old wife, a trader, Mariam, had on Wednesday approached the Ikorodu Customary Court, seeking a dissolution of her marriage on the grounds that her husband’s family was trying to ruin her marriage.
Mariam, who resides at Gbasemo area of Ikorodu, told the court that her husband’s family had been causing problems in the home since they got married.
“My mother-in-law and my sister-in-law just wanted me out of my husband’s life, I built a house and a mosque and they all ganged up against me, saying that I built the house from the money I made from my lover.
“My mother-in-law said that if I did not leave his son alone, I would die. Although my husband loves me and was always fighting his family but I am fed up.
“I no longer have rest of mind in my marriage.’’
Mariam, however, said that if her husband was ready to leave the family house where they reside, she continue with the marriage.
The President of the court, Mrs Omolara Abiola, ruled that the husband’s family members should be served summonses and be present at the next date of adjournment.
“I can see that both of you still love each other, but your husband’s family will be present at the next hearing and anyone who failed to appear in court will be arrested and detained by the police.’’
Abiola, however, urged the wife to continue to enjoy her conjugal rights and adjourned the case to Dec.1 for a possible reconciliation. (NAN)