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He beats me whenever I’m pregnant, divorce-seeking wife tells court

A mother of three, Kudirat Ajoke, on Tuesday pleaded with an Ilorin Area Court to dissolve her marriage to Baba Mutairu over persistent battering and lack of care.
According to the petitioner, a resident of Asalapa compound in Alore, Ilorin, her husband beats her every time she is pregnant.
“He beats me and forces me to travel whenever I’m pregnant; he also does not allow me to return home until I deliver.
“He is highly irresponsible and was never involved in the maintenance of the house,” she said.
Ajoke urged the court to grant her divorce in order to enable her begin a new life.
In his response, Mutairu objected to the relief being sought by the plaintiff, saying he was still in love with her.
He also denied the allegation of battery and irresponsibility levelled against him by his wife.
Mutairu urged the court to grant him an adjournment to seek settlement with the aggrieved wife.
The presiding judge, AbdulQuadir Ibrahim, adjourned the case till Nov. 30 for report of settlement. (NAN)

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