After five years of unresolved marital crises, an Alimosho Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday dissolved the marriage between Fausat Umar and her husband, Abudu, over infidelity.
The court President, Alhaja S.O Mumuni, in her judgment, said that it was obvious from available testimony and the respondent’s refusal to appear in court that the marriage had hit the rocks.
“Throughout the duration of this case, the respondent refused to honour court processes. Therefore, the court has no other choice than to dissolve the marriage.
“The marriage between Fausat Umar and her husband Abudu Umar is hereby dissolved from today, in accordance with the Lagos State Customary Law, 2013, Cap.19.
“Both parties are no longer husband and wife, they are free to marry any partner of their choice, without any hindrances and molestation,’’ she said.
Fausat, 35, businesswoman, had approached the court to end her five-year-old barren marriage, claiming her husband was a chronic and incurable flirt.
She accused her husband , Abudu, who had failed to appear in court after being summoned several times of adultery.
“My husband is a flirt, he run after anything on skirt. In fact he is addicted to women. He always behaves as if he was curse.
“I am always afraid to travel because if I travel my husband will bring women of different sizes and colours into our matrimonial bed.
“On many occasions, I have met women in my bedroom and they will even be threatening me to leave my husband for them.
“He always receives series of love text messages and calls from his lovers at odd hours.
“Anytime, I confronted him with those text messages, he always tell me to leave if I cannot accommodate them,’’ she alleged.
The petitioner said that she packed out from her husband’s house on March 11, 2015 due to his “shameless attitude’’ .
“I packed out of my matrimonial home last year March and that very day, one of his concubines packed in,’’ she alleged.
According to her, her husband doesn’t care for her, but only cares and sends money to his lovers.
She, therefore, pleaded with the court to dissolve her marriage.