My Husband Was Not My Choice – Housewife Causes Drama In Court, Demands for Divorce


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A housewife, Maimuna Mohammed, on Wednesday begged a Mararaba Upper Area Court, in Nasarawa State, to dissolve her marriage to Saidu for alleged violence and irresponsible behaviour.

Maimuna told the court that Saidu was never her choice of husband but was imposed on her by her parents.

She said that she married Saidu under the Islamic rights in Mambila, Taraba and the union was blessed with three children.

She alleged that Saidu always threatened her life and in the habit of beating her.

“He does not care for me and the children to the extent that he no longer feeds us. There is no peace and love in the marriage. In fact, I always tried to endure him with the hope that he would change his behaviour.


“Unfortunately, he didn’t, rather he threatens my life at the slightest provocation. He has no regards for me and disrespects me, so I can no longer continue with this marriage,” she said.

The petitioner also informed the court that the respondent was not her choice of husband, rather her family’s choice.

“The marriage between me and my husband was never my intention, because we were joined under the family rights. My family never allowed me to bring a man of my choice, but I had no option but to accept,” she added.

The respondent, Saidu, however, denied the allegations.

The judge, Mr Ibrahim Shekarau, adjourned the case until May 2 to allow the parties settle out of court.


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