Religion: Husband wants divorce because wife converted to Christianity


A businessman, Alhaji Wasiu Abiodun, has prayed a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his marriage with wife, Kafaya because of her change of faith.

Abiodun in his statement said Kafaya no longer did her duties according to Islamic practices. She had become separated from him spiritually, he lamented.

“Kafaya no longer prepares my safur, the meal eaten at dawn during Ramadan fasting period. She now goes to church against my advice and even refuses to carry out my instructions”, he lamented.

He further stated, “I have tolerated her enough and played my role well, but Kafaya and some members of her family have been ungrateful. Her younger brother whom I took as my brother almost wrecked my business, stealing huge sums of money and goods before he ran away”.

He concluded, “She does not want me to marry another wife, yet Kafaya is making life difficult for me. She married me as a Muslim and she knows that I am a devout Muslim, she converted for no reason, please, I am tired of this relationship”.

Kafaya on own part prayed the court not to grant the request of her husband because he was plotting to throw her out.

She pleaded, “It is true that I now go to church, but it is only occasional and for the sake of my three children. All the same, I don’t want to leave Abiodun’s home, please, help me secure it.

The President of the court, Mr Henric Agbaje urged the couple to produce evidence of their claims. He adjourned the case to April 16 for further hearing.


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