My husband gives me N1,000 as weekly feeding allowance, divorce-seeking woman tells court - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, March 14, 2024

My husband gives me N1,000 as weekly feeding allowance, divorce-seeking woman tells court

A businesswoman, Memunat Adeoye has asked a Mapo Grade A Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, for divorce. 

She decided to end the five-year-old union to her estranged husband Abdullateef on grounds of poor feeding and lack of care.

Adeoye, a mother of one, told the court that when she got pregnant for Abdullateef, he asked her to move in with his parents.

She told the court: ”Living with my in-laws was uncomfortable for me. He has never bought any baby food. He gives me N1,000 as weekly feeding allowance.

“As if that was not enough, Abdullateef’s relatives have been very hostile to me.”

Also, she alleged before the court that he beat her,so she wants divorce.

“In fact, my Lord, there is no love between us, please separate us,” Adeoye said.

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However, Abdullateef, a farmer, denied most of the allegations levelled against him.

“My wife is rude. She calls me unprintable names and curses me. I give her N1,000 because there is always food in the house.

“I will only allow her to take custody of the child on grounds that she will not put the child in her mother’s care,” Abdullateef submitted.

Delivering judgment on the divorce request, the President of the court, Mrs S. M. Akintayo, held that there was no valid marriage to be dissolved between Adeoye and Abdullateef due to absence of payment of bride price and other essential things required for a valid customary marriage.

Akintayo noted that the couple testified that no bride price was paid according to traditional rules.

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”This means that their togetherness has all along been a mere cohabitation,” she said.

However, she ordered Abdullateef to pay a monthly feeding allowance of N5,000 for the child’s upkeep.

She granted the order restraining the respondent from harassing, threatening, and interfering in the personal life of the petitioner.

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