Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Yoruba couple set to divorce after 22 years of marriage

A woman named Idayat A. has asked for a divorce from her husband, Wasiu after 22 years of marriage. Though the Yoruba couple have seven children, Idayat says she can no longer tolerate his abuse.
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She said:
“My lord, Wasiu derives pleasure in beating the hell out of me not minding any circumstance. In fact, he is sounding it as a note of warning to me that he would soon put an end to my life.” 
“Aside from that, he does not have any regard for my relatives. I have seven children and I want to reap the fruits of my labour.”
The couple live in Aremo, Ibandan and the case was taken to a Mapo Customary Court there. Wasiu had a lot to say and claimed his abuse was due her recent pregnancy he feels he is not accountable for.

He said:
“My lord, it is true that Idayat and I have been having running battle over the past 10 days over a pregnancy she could not explain. For over three months now, Idayat has been starving me of sexual intercourse.” 
“Sometimes, she may stay away from the farm for two to three months and I will be the one looking after the children. So, when Idayat returned home 10 days ago, I observed that her stomach was already protruding and she has started showing most of the symptoms she usually exhibits during pregnancy.” 
“When I asked her, she laughed and I told her to return the pregnancy to whoever owned it. I reported the matter to her elder sister and parents, they all fought me.”
The case is yet to be resolved. What do you guys think? Should Wasiu stay with his wife and find out how far along she is rather than physically abuse her to get answers?

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