Divorce seeking woman accuses husband of hiding food on rooftops

Mutiat Asimiyu, a business woman, on Monday, told a customary court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan, that her husband, Ganiyu Asimiyu, keeps foodstuff on the rooftop of their house to starve her and their children.

Mutiat, who spoke before Chief Ademola Odunade, the court’s president, said her husband did not have any trust in her despite her struggle to keep the family one.

The mother of two said her parents had on many occasions begged Ganiyu to complement her effort but that he usually behaved like a stranger to her, Daily Trust reports.

She said, “My lord, I wish to divorce him because my husband is troublesome. He used to climb the rooftop of our house to keep food there for us not to have access to it. We usually fight. He doesn’t trust me. He doesn’t take care of me and my children.”

The husband, Ganiyu, who consented to the divorce suit filed by Mutiat, said she was an ingrate.

Ganiyu told the court that his father-in-law and mother in-law insult him all the time and that they followed her to move her belongings out of his house.

He further said his wife’s co-workers beat him to stupor the day he visited her place of work to appeal to her and that, “after beating me, they reported me at the Mapo Police Station.”

Chief Odunade held that the union between Mutiat and Ganiyu had been irreparably dented and that dissolution was the only solution in order to avert anarchy.

He, therefore, dissolved the union and awarded custody of their child to Mutiat and directed them to keep away from each other.