I am a true Muslim, I am entitled to more than one wife – Man Seeks Divorce from Objecting Wife

A certain Mr Wahab Adekola, has pleaded with a Lagos Grade ‘A’ Customary Court, sitting in Agege to dissolve his 21-year-old marriage over fetish acts on the part of his estranged wife, Mrs Abibatu Adekola.

Fifty two-year-old Adekola, who lives at Aparadija new site, Ota, Ogun State narrated how his second wife died with her child. He blamed Abibatu for the death after claiming to have married the second wife after frustrations he suffered in the hands of the respondent. He lamented the second wife’s death, with her baby.

According to him, “I found love outside my home when I met my new wife. But the woman died with our five months old baby, and I am so sure my senior wife was responsible for it, because she always threatened to kill any woman that associated with me… My wife nags a lot, she is troublesome and always in the mood to fight anybody with me. I did not enjoy myself throughout our staying together. This led me to have girl friends because she did not give me peace of mind at home. I am a true Muslim, I am entitled to more than one wife… Any time she hears that I am going out with any lady, she would locate the lady and threaten to kill her.” Adekola then urged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant him custody of their four children.

Meanwhile, Abibatu, a civil servant, denied the allegations and said that she did not know anything about the death of her rival and her child. The mother of four told the court that she loved Wahab, saying she shared any money she made with him. She explained that she contributed to the building of the house built by the husband but said he chased her out.

According to her, “We never had any fight, yet I packed out of his house, it was after I left that my senses came up to the reality… I know I was charmed by him or one of his girlfriends that wanted him at all costs… My husband was a good and loving man when he had nothing, but when he became comfortable, he didn’t not want me again… If I had known, I would not have contributed to the building of the house he is staying now with his wife new.

“My husband goes around with anything in skirt, and will sometimes tell me, ‘that is another woman that will be the mother of my children”. She however urged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant her custody of the children. “I am ready to leave him, but I want the court to beg him so that he would not kill me”. The court president, Mr Emmanuel Shokunle, adjourned the case till Jan. 21, 2013.

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