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Man divorces wife for converting to Christianity in Ibadan

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A man has divorced his wife of 31 years for converting to Christianity, the marriage was dissolved at a Mapo customary court in Ibadan.

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NAN reports that Azeez Muritala, a truck driver, in his petition, said that he wanted the court to put an end to the union with his wife, Ramota, on the ground that she was not ready to practice Islamic religion with him. He said;

“My lord, I have decided to call it quit with Ramota because I have exhausted my patience with her for too long.

“I got married to Ramota in 1988 so that she could practice the same faith with me.

“Right now, I no longer know anything about her movement as she now became stone-hearted.

“Without my knowledge or approval, Ramota started going to church and bringing home certain kind of water.

“In fact, to my disgust, Ramota brings into my matrimonial home different colours of candle under the disguise of praying with them.

“By this time, she had stopped practising Islam.

“Worst still, Ramota has succeeded in turning our four children against me by poisoning their mind that I am bad.

“Most of the times, she doesn’t stay at home for three days and has recently moved away for long.

“Ramota has even absconded with the first three children without giving me any clue of their whereabouts.

“Just few days ago, she stubbornly came to take away the last child that has been keeping me happy.

“When I can no longer bear the humiliation, I reported to her parents and relatives, but they pleaded with me that she would change,”

The respondent, who consented to the suit, could not deny any of the allegations levelled against her.

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Responding, Ramota, a food vendor at Gingede area of Ibadan however, maintained that she had seen practical manifestation of prayer in her life. She said;

“It is true that I now go to church and my husband approved of it.

“When Azeez later told me to stop going to church, I disagreed with him because I needed prayers.

“I did not abscond with any of the children, they wilfully followed me.

“I want to urge this honourable court not to award Azeez custody of the children because he is too busy, they will suffer,”

However, ruling on the matter, the president of the court Chief Ademola Odunade, held that he dissolved the relationship because the duo had refused to be pacified.

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Odunade awarded custody of the four children produced by the union, whose ages ranged between 11 and 30, to Azeez because they were grown ups.

51 Comments

  1. This is very serious, some women could be so busy with religious activity and forget that they are married to a man.

  2. Woman, please move on with your life. We did not hear of any compensation to the woman since it is the man that wanted the divorce.

  3. Why should there be Christianity or Islam when when we pray to one God?Religion is causing another thing in this world.

  4. YES THATS THEIR RELIGIOUS CRISIS….SHE HAS BEEN MUSLIM FOR LONG AND I GUESS THE MAN HAS WARNED HER NO TO…THE MAN IS YOUR HUBBY U HAVE NO OBJECTION TO BE WHATEVER HE WANTS YOU TO BE,,,,ALL YOU BOTH WILL CONVERT TOGETHER..SO I THINK THE MAN WAS 100% RIGHT WITH HIS ACTIONS

  5. May God save your marriage. Try to reason with your wife and settle it amicably. Don’t allow the devil break your home

  6. If at all you want to convert not to the extent of bringing differnts colours of candle to your matrimonial home too bad these are the people that spoil Christianity

  7. No more love among them,as for the child,he need attention any body will offer that should take care of the child

  8. Oga judge you dey try. How can you call an 11year old an adult. And you awarded custody of a 30 year old!! No wao! Where you learn your own law?

  9. Thank God in Nigeria there is freedom of religion……in as much there are differences they will not be comfortable with each other

  10. Well done u have done well, may God direct the children rightly and guide them in all their endeavor.

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