My Husband Hid, Abandoned Me, Children to Armed Robbers, Woman Tells Court


A businesswoman, Asiata Oladejo, told a Mapo Grade A Customary Court in Ibadan to grant her divorce on grounds that her estranged husband, Abidemi was undependable and has abandoned her  at the mercy of armed robbers.

Oladejo, made the submission on Wednesday in her counter argument in the divorce suit filed by her husband.

”My Lord, I am yet to recover from the shock  I experienced when a gang of thieves caused an uproar in out house.

”He hid in the toilet, leaving  me to pant in front of armed robbers who terrorised the entire residents of the house.

“My lord, when the thieves arrived at around 1 a.m. on that night, my husband was nowhere to be found to defend the children and I.


“Unknown to me, he hid in the toilet. He only came out when they had gone. My husband wanted us to continue living in that house,” she said..

She said that she begged him to rent another apartment, but he refused.

She accused her husband  of being a habitual womaniser.

Abidemi, who is a fashion designer , earlier said that his wife was ill=tempered.

”She comes to my shop unannounced to torment me.

”It is true that I hid in the toilet when armed robbers attacked our house. All the attemptsI made to bring  her back back home, failed because she said she was unnecessarily scared,” he said.

He prayed the court to grant him custody of the three children because he had been a responsible father.

Delivering judgment, the President of the court, Mrs S.M. Akintayo granted the order restraining Oladejo, from threatening, harassing and interfering in the private life of Abidemi.

Akintayo  granted custody of the three children to Oladejo, adding that she was in the best position to cater for them.

“Both petitioner and respondent shall be responsible for the education and other welfare of the children.

“In addition, Abidemi shall pay a monthly feeding allowance of N20,000 for the children’s upkeep.

“Both of you must maintain peace and order,” Akintayo held.

She however, noted that there was no marriage to dissolve between the couple because their union could not be considered as a marriage.

Akintayo added that it was not in accordance with laid down customary laws of Nigeria. -NAN


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