June 24, 2016 – Childless Woman Quits Marriage Over In-Laws Trouble
Mrs Olutayo Shiwoku has urged an Agege Customary Court to dissolve her marriage to Shiwoku Babatunde over her inability to conceive for him. Olutayo said she wanted the divorce because of pressure from both sides of the family.
Although the husband didn’t appear in court, he however sent messages through Olutayo to the court that he was in support of the divorce.
She said: “My husband and I had not been living as husband and wife now for three years.
There’s no harmony between us. The marriage didn’t produce any fruit of the womb and family members are complaining. The lack of a child in our marriage has led to many difficulties in our lives.
“My husband also wants the dissolution of the marriage, but he said he couldn’t appear at the court. He said the court should continue with the dissolution of the marriage. I want him to know that I’m no longer his wife.”
The president of the court, Mr. Williams Philips, asked her, if the family of her husband knew of her intention to divorce Babatunde, and she replied:
“His family doesn’t support the union anymore.” Philips said that due to the continuous absence of the husband, the matter would be adjourned to July 21, 2016, for judgment.