'My Husband Runs Away Once I Am Pregnant'
Fatimah Shodunke says she is tired of her husband’s habit of running away and abandoning his matrimonial home whenever she was pregnant.
The 32-year-old mother of two, who resides on James Street, Ishaga, a Lagos suburb, made the allegation while responding to a divorce suit filed by her husband, Gbenga.
The pregnant fashion designer on Friday told an Agege Customary Court in Lagos that Gbenga wanted her to abort her second pregnancy but she refused.
"My refusal to abort my pregnancy made my husband to pack out of the house to an unknown destination without bothering about the welfare our first child and myself until l gave birth," she said
She added that Gbenga moved out of the house again in December, 2016, following her refusal to abort her third pregnancy.
Fatima submitted that Gbenga was irresponsible and kept beating her at the slightest provocation.
Gbenga, however, denied the allegations. He said that he moved out of his matrimonial home because Fatimah threatened to kill him with a knife.
The mechanic had claimed in the suit that Fatimah was troublesome and had been threating his life.
Meanwhile, in spite of Fatimah’s allegations against Gbenga, she stills wants her six-year-old marriage saved for the sake of the children while Gbenga insisted he was no longer interested in the union.
The Court President, Phillip Williams, said that the court would do its best to save the marriage and adjourned the case until May 2 for further hearing.