Will Jump Into River If You Don’t Separate Us’- Wife Warns Court
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[aesop_quote type=”block” background=”#282828″ text=”#FFFFFF” align=”left” size=”1″ img=”https://click9ja.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/download-26.jpg” quote=”A 28- year-old housewife and mother of one, Mautin Idowu, on Wednesday asked a Badagry Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve her five-year-old marriage to her husband, Michael, to prevent her from committing suicide.
The petitioner threatened to jump into a river in the coastal city if the court declined to grant her request due to the alleged wayward behaviour of her husband.
According to NAN, Mautin, a teacher in a public school, said she was tired of her husband’s disrespect for her family, his intolerable behaviour and lack of love.
She said, “I was in 300-level at the Lagos State University Distance Learning Programme when I met Michael Idowu in 2012.
“He was a teacher and I was teaching with my National Certificate in Education (NCE) then; he proposed to me but I rejected because he was older than me.
“Michael told me that his wife divorced him with two sons and out of pity, I fell in love with him.
“Few months after, he took me to meet his family. When I got pregnant in 2013, we got married and he paid my dowry.
“But when I was seven months pregnant, I discovered that my husband had two wives and six children which he hid from me during our courtship.
“He lied to me, my world broke down but I survived the trauma.
“Michael kept me in a two-room apartment in a bushy area, but I still managed to have my baby, ” the petitioner said.” parallax=”off” direction=”left” revealfx=”off”]
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The court’s President, Mr Sakirudeen Adekola, adjourned the case till October 18 to give room for an amicable settlement between the couple.
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