A housewife, Shakirat Ayinla, pleaded with an area court at Centre-Igboro in Ilorin today to grant her prayer for divorce on grounds of two years of childlessness.
Ayinla told the court that her husband, Jimoh, no longer loves her, reports NAN.
“I have made up my mind over this matter. I want a divorce,” she told the court.
Responding, Jimoh told the court that he still loved his wife, in spite of the fact that she was yet to be pregnant.
“We were living together peacefully until sometime in July when she requested to travel to the north to visit her sister in order to change the environment after her business crashed.
“I allowed her and kept in touch. I sent her feeding allowance regularly. I was shocked to hear from a reliable source that she was back in Ilorin and refused to come home.
“I called to confirm the rumour, but she denied it. She later confessed that she returned four weeks ago and didn’t come home because she was tired of the relationship.
“I pleaded to see her and was later given an audience, but she said she was tired of the childlessness and wanted divorce,” he said.
He told the court that he begged her to stay but to no avail.
Jimoh said he also visited her at her parents’ house, but they denied knowing her intention for divorce and promised to talk to her
The presiding judge, Malam AbdulKadir Ahmed, said that the court will advise that the couple try and settle their dispute.
“The court will not force any party to remain in a marriage,” he said.
Ahmed adjourned the case until Nov. 30 for a report of settlement.