Divorce: He Behaves Like A Mad Man When Drunk, Wife Tells Court

A three-year-old marriage has been dissolved by an Ilorin Area Court over the husband’s drunkenness.

Memunat Wahab, had approached the court for the dissolution of her marriage to Yusuf Wahab, alleging that he was fond of drinking alcohol.

“My husband drinks to stupour and shouts every night in the street, thus disturbing the peace of the environment.

“His drunken behaviour has made some of our neighbours to believe that my husband is mentally sick, which is not so,’’ Memunat said.

The woman, who resides in Adabata area of Ilorin, said she got married to Yusuf in 2011, but they are yet to bear any child.

“My Lord, I want an end to this marriage because I am tired of his drunken habit, and I can no more cope with the shame and humiliation he has brought to the family name,’’ she complained.

Wahab, who was not really concerned about her wife’s prayer raised no objection, as he stated that Memunat has no respect for him as was expected of her.

“I cannot beg her to stay because she knows I drink before she agreed to my proposal,’’ he said and prayed the court to grant her prayer without any claim.

Presiding judge, Mr Yusuf Abdulkareem, dissolved the marriage and issued a certificate of divorce to the plaintiff. [NAN]

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