Nigerian man divorces unrepentant wife who’s been cheating for 7 years

An Area Court at Center-Igboro, Ilorin in Kwara has dissolved the marriage of one Majeed Suleiman and wife, Ganiyat Suleiman over her ‘serial adultery.’

The petitioner told the court that his wife engages in extramarital affair, for over seven years and he could no longer tolerate her.

“I am only in court because I don’t want to put laws into my hands or beat her mercilessly or even drag her roughly out of the house.

“I can no longer tolerate my wife having extramarital affairs, especially considering the age of our kids; 9, 12 and 15 years old,” he added.

Judge AbdulKadir Ahmed said after carefully listening to the two parties, the court noticed that there was frustration in the attitude of the petitioner, the husband while the respondent showed a nonchalant attitude.

According to Ahmed, divorce is not something to hurriedly conclude but in a situation when the petitioner insisted and behaved like he could no longer tolerate his partner, divorce should be considered.

The judge, therefore, dissolved the marriage between the petitioner and the respondent and ordered that the respondent observe her three-month Iddah period in her matrimonial home.

He also ruled that a divorce certificate should not be issued to the respondent until she observed all the necessary steps of the divorce and the petitioner should continue to perform his responsibility to her.

The respondent, however, said she was still interested in the relationship and insisted on remaining with her kids in her matrimonial home.

She said she tried to settle the issue with the petitioner but he refused and still contacted his relatives but did not know whether they talked to him about it or not.