Wife wants divorce over ‘marathon fast’ during pregnancy

Wife wants divorce over ‘marathon fast’ during pregnancy


Aishat Zakaria, housewife has asked a Grade ‘A’ Customary Court at Mapo in Ibadan, Oyo State to divorce her marriage to her husband, Taofeek.

The petitioner who deals in building materials, accused Taofeek of allegedly forcing her to observe a marathon fast and prayer when she was pregnant.

She also told the court that her husband frequently maltreats her in other ways, including beating her, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said.

Aishat Zakaria also told the court that her husband who patronises different occult houses and Marabous, accusing her of being behind his lack of progress in life.

“My Lord, Zakaria accused of being responsible for his retrogressive condition.

“He beats me and inflicts cuts on my body,” she alleged.

Ruling on the application, the President of the court, Mrs S.M. Akintayo granted the petitioner’s request for dissolution.

The court held that the petitioner’s application had merit since the marriage was valid via a customary process, based on the evidence tendered by the petitioner.

Akintayo thereafter awarded custody of the two children Zakaria and asked Taofeek to take full responsibility of the children’s feeding, schooling and other welfare.

She granted the order restraining the respondent from harassing, intimidating, molesting and interfering in the private life of the petitioner henceforth.

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