A dumb man, Tajudeen Ibrahim, has told an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court in Kwara State that his wife, Sakirat, undermines him and wants to assume the role of the family head.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ibrahim made this known when he testified in his divorce petition against his wife.
He told the court to dissolve his five-year-old marriage to Sakirat for alleged misbehaviour.
The petitioner wrote in a paper that his wife always wanted to assume the role of the family head whenever a decision was to be taken.
“I am tired of her, she collected unnecessary money from me, she locked me outside whenever I am coming back from work. She is also planning to sell my house.
“Your honour, I want an end to this marriage because this is the second time I wrote petition against her. The first time she promised to change from her misbehaviour, but failed to do so,” he said.
The respondent, Sakirat, who burst into tears in the court, said she still loves her husband and didn’t want to divorce him.
Sakirat said that their marriage was contracted in 2011 and produced a child.
“Please, I didn’t want to be a single mother and I will put a stop to my misbehaviour.
“I agreed that he should marry a second wife, but I am begging him not to divorce me,” she said.
The Magistrate, Mr Abdulquadr Ibrahim, dissolved their marriage and issued a certificate of divorce to the petitioner.