A 40-year-old housewife, Amudalat Afolabi, has told an Ilorin Area Court, Kwara State, that her husband, Tajudeen, sent her packing because she refused to terminate a six-month-old pregnancy.
Amudalat made this known when she testified in a divorce petition filed against her husband in Ilorin, yesterday. “My husband sent me away from our matrimonial home because I refused to terminate the six months pregnancy am carrying,” she said.
Amadalat, 40, did not oppose the dissolution of the 20-year-old marriage, but described Tajudeen as “an irresponsible man.” She said she was tired of being enslaved by a “useless man.”
Tajudeen, 50, a residence of Edun Area, Ilorin, had prayed the court to dissolve the marriage alleging infidelity by his wife.
He said the marriage was contracted in 1996 and had produced five children: Monsurat,18; Ibrahim,16; Mohammed,12; Lateefat, 10; Fatimoh, eight, who are all living with him because their mother had abandoned their matrimonial home.
He said: “I am fed up with her waywardness. She is not stable and always frames excuses for her actions. “I pray the court to put an end to this union because my wife can kill me as she moves around town like dog.”
He, therefore, urged the court to dissolve the marriage and award him custody of the children.
The area court judge, Mr. AbdulQudri Ibrahim, dissolved the marriage between the two parties and issued the certificate of divorce to the complainant.
Tragedy struck at the Ogoja Market, LASU-Igando Road, Lagos State, after operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad shot dead an undergraduate of a polytechnic in Edo State, Eldanojie Joseph.The 20-year-old business administration student was said to be on a visit to his cousin, Friday Ojah, who lived on Alape Street, Iba Ojo, when he was hit by a stray bullet.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the operatives were chasing a suspected Internet fraudster, identified as Badoo, who had parked his car and fled upon sighting the officers.
The operatives were said to have started shooting sporadically.
The Esan, Edo State indigene, who had reportedly gone out to buy a canned drink with his cousin, was hit by a stray bullet.
He was said...
A scuffle between two residents of AIT Road in the Alagbado area of Lagos State became a tragedy on Wednesday after they stabbed each other to death.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the two men – Owolabi Yusuf and the other, identified simply as Isiaka – had at about 7.30pm disagreed on a yet-to-be-ascertained issue and attacked each other with knives.
Our correspondent gathered that before they could be separated by other residents, they had stabbed each other with the knives.
PUNCH Metro was told that while the victims writhed in pain, some neighbours attempted to rush them to a hospital, but they were discouraged as the men had lost a lot of blood.
The matter was thereafter reported at the Agbado Police...
A 29-year-old businesswoman, Odor Oyinyechiwho, who allegedly poured hot water on her 14-year-old niece, Esther Ariserekwu, has been arraigned before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The defendant was accused of assaulting her niece over a mistake the minor made, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
A police prosecutor, Anthonia Osanyade, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 5, 2016, on Adetola Street, Aguda, Surulere.
She said, “The accused poured hot water on her 14-year-old niece, Esther Ariserekwu, who has been with her for more than a year. The girl mistakenly poured dirty water into her pot of soup that was stored in the freezer.”
The prosecutor added that the offence contravened Section 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty...