Woman seeks divorce over husband’s foul temperament

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A business woman, Halimat Yaya, approached an Agege Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday to seek divorce, citing her husband’s foul temperament.

Halimat, 42, told the court that her husband, Ahmed Yaya had bad tempered and was also a violent man.

The mother of four, an indigene of Kogi State, whose marriage was contracted in 1995, said there was no more love between her and Ahmed.

“I have never enjoyed my marriage or had peace of mind because my husband is temperamental and finds fault in everything l do.

“He is hot tempered and beats me whenever he feels like. He does not take care of me not even when I fall sick. l am tired of the marriage.”

Halimat lamented that since she started living with Ahmed they had never understood each other and that the marriage was characterized by rancor.

She prayed the court to dissolve the marriage so that they would go their separate ways, saying that the man had made her life miserable.

“I want the court to separate us as I have moved out of his house since June 2017,’’ Halimat pleaded.

However, Ahmed, 48, denied the allegations made against him by his wife but said that he was ready for the termination of the marriage.

He noted, however, that he had showered love on Halimat and that each time they moved to a new apartment, he had always rented a new shop for her.

“My wife’s current shop is the third one I rented for her since we got married.

“I practically made my wife what she is today, maybe she has met someone she thinks is better and wealthier than I am that is why she wants the marriage dissolved.”

“We stay in a face-to-face house, so neighbours can testify. I don’t beat her, my wife no longer finds me worthy of being her husband and I take no offence to that,” Ahmed said.

The President of the court, Mrs Ibironke Elabor, however, advised the estranged couple to give peace a chance.

She adjourned the case until July 31 for judgment. (NAN)

Biola Lawal

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