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Asst.Director,divorces wife for inability to give birth to a son

For alleged inability to get a male child from his wife of 12years, the Assistant Director, Audit, at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Tajudeen Adenekan has sent his wife with their five daughters parking.Their marital war kicked off late last year when Tajudeen, 53, instituted a divorce action against Kuburat, 32, before an Alimosho Grade ‘B’ Customary Court, Igando, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. On the grounds that his wife is troublesome and wicked thus he has lost the once sparkling love and trust he once had on her.

In contrary Kuburat said her problem started with her estranged husband when she gave birth to the fifth girl. She said Tajudeen started behaving strangely and sometimes he will forget condom inside his pocket and when she asked him about it, he will shun and harass her.“If I had at least a male child, my husband would not have divorced me. He has succeeded in deserting me and our five children, leaving us so helpless,” she lamented.

The marriage was later dissolved by the jurors when all attempts to broker peace between the couple met with brick walls.However, the battle was shifted to Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court, as the embattled woman accused her husband of stealing her property after he obtained judgment at the customary court.

The Isoko, Delta State born mother of five told the court that apart from Tajudeen throwing her out of her matrimonial home, she left the place empty-handed because he broke into her apartment and carted away all her property including the N100, 000 alimony he paid.

The customary court while dissolving the marriage, gave an order that the husband should allow her to carry her property in the presence of the court officials for her to start a new life.

But instead, her husband reportedly broke into her apartment and packed her property out and rented out the place. She reported the matter to the police.

Adenekan was arrested and charged before Ejigbo Court for stealing, contrary to Section 285 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

Some of her properties he allegedly carted away include assorted cloth, cooking utensils, gold jewelries and N215, 000. The total amount of money she allegedly lost was N1, 896,000.

When the charge was read to Adenekan in the open court, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. M. B. Folami observed that the defendant and complainant were husband and wife.

Mrs. Folami wondered why the matter should come to court. Kuburat told the court that Tajudeen divorced her because she could not bear him a male child. She added that apart from him throwing her out of her marriage, he went ahead and broke her apartment and stole her property. She told the court that the five children are in his custody and they are not going to school.

Tajudeen denied all her allegations and told the court that he loved his children irrespective of their gender. He said he has been making efforts on how she will meet with the children at least once every week. He asked the court to intervene and resolve the matter peacefully.

Folami frowned at discrimination against gender, stressing that both male and female children are useful once they are properly trained.

She told both parties to give room for the resolution of the matter because of the future of their children.   The case was therefore adjourned.






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