Wednesday, 26 October 2016

My husband turned me to slave – woman tells court

A housewife, Mrs Grace Olorunfemi, on Wednesday prayed an Akure Customary Court to dissolve her 11-year-old marriage, claiming the union had turned her to a slave. Grace submitted that continued marriage to Abiodun would be tantamount to endless servitude. 

 She alleged that her husband had no care for her and their two children, compelling her to engage in manual labour to fend for the family. She said,

 “I prefer to be single than continue to live with Abiodun. He thought I am in his house as a slave.”

 She submitted that in spite of her complaints, Abiodun failed to repent. However, Abiodun told the court that he was not ready for divorce. 

 He promised to change his attitude and be a responsible husband. The President of the court, Mr. Rotimi Olusanya, advised the respondent to turn a new leaf to save his marriage. Olusanya also urged Grace to be patient and see if her husband would change his attitude. 

 He adjourned the case till Nov.17 for further hearing.

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