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Cleric Divorce Wife For Bringing Lovers Home

Union between Ahmed Salisu, a 58 year old islamic cleric and his wife, Fatima Salisu, was dissolved by the Igando Customary Court, on ground of Adultery.

The Court was left with no option since the petitioner insisted on Divorce after several intervention, said the court president, Mr

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Friday dissolved the union between a 58-year-old Islamic cleric, Ahmed Salisu, and his wife, Fatimo, on ground of adultery.

The court President, Mr Ayodele Koledoye, said, The court was left with no option since the petitioner insisted on divorce after several interventions

“The court, hereby, dissolve the marriage between both of you, henceforth, you ceased to be husband and wife.

“Each of you should go on his or her separate ways unmolested; the court wishes both of you well in your future endeavours.

“The petitioner, is to pay a severance of N150, 000 to his wife for her to move on with her life.”

The court President, ordered Salisu to be responsible for the children’s feeding, education and general welfare..

The explaining his ordeal said, “My wife is unfaithful to me, she is dating different men in our neighbourhood and she has the guts to bring them into our matrimonial home, I once caught her red-handed with a man in a hotel.” he said.

The petitioner accused his wife of planning to kill him so that she can inherit his house.

The husband said his wife lacked respect for members of his family, adding that Fatimo was always fighting them whenever they came to visit him.

“My wife detests my siblings; she cuts my elder brother with a machete which landed him in the hospital.

“She fought with my elder sister and also shouted thief repeatedly at my younger brother, when he came to my house.

“My brother could have been lynched because people thought he was a real thief, but God saved him.”

The petitioner said his wife was violent and was always bringing out a knife, threatening to stab him at the slightest misunderstanding.

He said the development made him to leave the house in 2016 to avoid being killed.

The petitioner said that Fatimo fought him in the public and tore his clothes.

Salisu pleaded with the court to terminate the marriage because he was no longer interested.

However, Fatima, denies the allegations and begged the court never to grant her husband’s wish because she was still in love with him.

The mother of four also denied having any extramarital affairs with anyone.

“I have been faithful to my husband from the inception of our marriage; I was not the one he saw with a man in hotel, he mistook another woman for me, my hands are clean.”

The 55-year-old trader said her husband was threatening to kill her, adding that he once pushed her onto a moving vehicle and was injured.

“He beats me at any slight mistake, I have been enduring the marriage from the beginning, just because of my children.

“He left the house six years ago and refused to pick my calls; I have been the one shouldering his responsibilities.”

The respondent said she never fought with any member of her husband’s family and never shouted thief at his brother. she said.

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