My wife stole my N50,000, swore I would die —Man

•He has no shame; I pay our kids’ school fees, my mother buys us foodstuff –Wife

The relationship between a couple, Adenike Afeez  and Salam Afeez was recently brought to an end by  Oja Oba/ Mapo Court C Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Adenike, who dragged her husband to court alleged that he passed his responsibility to her.

The plaintiff stated that the defendant knew nothing about her day to day survival and that he was indifferent to their children’s welfare and this including their education.

According to Adenike, her mother has always come to her aid by sending food stuff to her on regular basis.

She further added that rather than disipitate energy towards ensuring that their home was well, Salam exhaust his energy fighting her.

The plaintiff appealed to the court to rule that their wedlock was dissolved, but make the defendant responsible for their children’s upkeep.

Salam gave his consent to divorce.

The defendant said his wife was troublesome and gave him no breathing space.

He added that she was fond of threatening that one of them would die any time they had a misunderstanding.

Salam further stated that Adenike was a thief. He explained that she stole his N50, 000 which he kept somewhere in their room but denied it.

Salam told the court, he was fed up with Adenike and that he would be happy if the court ruled that they both go their different ways.

“My lord, I can count on my finger tips those things my husband did for our children since we started having them, “Adenike said.

“Salam has consistently shirked his responsibility towards us. He doesn’t care for our children. I have been feeding and clothing them all these years.

“I enrolled them in school and also pay their school fees since he shows no interest in their education.

“Salam doesn’t know our children’s school and their classes.

“My lord, to cap it all, it is my mother who has been supplying us foodstuff without fail.

“I find this shameful, but my husband sees nothing bad in it.  He sits at the table and gulps down whatever I prepare.

“My lord, I am tired of living a life with a bleak future.

“I, therefore, entreat this court to separate us, “the plaintiff said.

Salam in his evidence stated that, “My wife is troublesome and has refused that I have a breathing space.

“Adenike fights me all the time. Any time we quarrel, she will threaten that either of us will die.

“I took our first child, a male away from home and handed him over to my sister to train so that my wife’s troublesome nature would not rub off on him.

“My wife is a thief. She stole my N50, 000 which I kept in our room but denied doing so.

“Adenike once left my house with all my property and refused to return them.

“My lord, I’m tired of the cat and mouse lifestyle my wife and I are living. I agree that you separate us, “he concluded.

Ruling, the court president, Chief Ademola Odunade dissolved their union and granted custody of their children to the plaintiff.

The defendant was asked to be responsible for their welfare, with priority giving to their education and health care.

Both were advised to maintain peace.


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