A 42-year-old housewife, Fatimot Abiola, has lost her marriage of 22 years for wearing trousers against her husband’s wish.
Delivering the judgment, Akin Akinniyi, president of Igando customary court, Lagos, said it appeared that the estranged couple was tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile both parties had failed.
“Since both parties consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage,” he said.
“The court pronounced the marriage between Rasheed Abiola and Fatimot dissolved, both parties henceforth cease to be husband and wife.
“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrance and molestation.”
NAN reports that Abiola had earlier told the court that his wife wears trousers which he had warned her severally to desist but she refused.
“My mother and I had warned Fatimot severally to stop wearing trouser but she will not listen, I can no longer cope with her way of life and her deviant attitude,” he said.
The 47-year-old customs officer said his wife had threatened to harm him if he marries another woman.
“Fatimot is threatening to harm me if I make any attempt to marry another woman,” he said.
“But Fatimot and I have not been sleeping together as husband and wife for years. She once left the house and never return until after a year.”
According to him, he is experiencing depression because he does not have peace of mind.
He begged the court to dissolve the union, saying he does not love her again and wants to move on with his life.
The wife, Fatimot, said Abiola opposed her wearing of trousers over fears that she may engage in prostitution. She said she never threatened him not to marry another wife.
The mother of three urged the court to grant her husband’s wish.
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