Housewife loses 22-years marriage over trousers



A 42-year-old housewife, Fatimot Abiola, on Wednesday lost her 22 -year-old marriage to her husband, Rasheed, for wearing trousers against her husband’s wish.

Delivering judgment, President Igando Customary Court, Lagos, Mr Akin Akinniyi said that appeared that estranged couple was tired marriage and all efforts to reconcile both parties had failed.

“Since both parties consented to the dissolution their marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage.

“The court pronounced the marriage between Mr Rasheed Abiola and Mrs Fatimot dissolved, both parties henceforth cease to be husband and wife.

“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrance and molestation,” Akinniyi ruled.

The News Agency (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 and her deviant attitude,” he said.

The 47-year-old custom officer said that his wife was threatening from marrying another wife.

“Fatimot is threatening to harm me if I make any attempt to marry another woman.

“But Fatimot and I have not been sleeping together as husband and wife for ,” he said.

“She once left the house and never return until after a year,” the estranged husband said.

According to , he is experiencing depression because he does not have peace of mind.

He begged the court to dissolve the union that he did not love her again, he wants to move on with his .

However, Fatimot said that her husband kicked against her wearing trouser claiming she wanted to be trading in prostitution.

She said that she never threatened not to marry another wife.

The mother of three children urged the court to grant her husband’s wish. (NAN)