9th March, 2011
A graduate, Mr. Ralph Nwachukwu, has asked an Agege Customary Court presided by Mr. E.B. Shokunle, to dissolve his eight-year old marriage because his wife, Margaret Nwachukwu, was barren.
The petitioner accused his wife of not having faith in God by going from one church to another. â€œShe doesnâ€™t have faith in God. She goes to different churches as far as Ogun State.
â€œI told her to stop bothering herself and have faith in God but she refused. She warned me that if I stopped her from going to churches, she will pack away from my house. I have never at any point in time thought of sending her packing because of lack of the fruit of the womb,â€ he stated.
The respondent, in her defence, told the court that she had a dream when she was four month pregnant and decided to attend churches for prayers.
She explained that she did a scan and discovered that she had fibroid but the doctor said there was nothing wrong with her.
â€œI knelt down and begged my husband to find a place in his heart to forgive me, instead, he pushed me away. We no longer eat, sleep nor pray together as a family,â€ she revealed.
In his judgment, the presiding magistrate dissolved the marriage and asked the parties to maintain absolute peace.