Marriage of nine years was dissolved on Monday in Lagos after Mr Michael Ayinde, a 39-year-old man, had taken his wife, Glory, to court over her penchant for unbridled procreation.
Mr Akin Akinniyi, the President of Igando Customary Court in a Lagos suburb, said that it was obvious from available testimony and the respondent’s refusal to appear in court that the marriage had hit the rocks.
Therefore, the court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage; the court hereby pronounce the marriage between Mr Michael Ayinde and Mrs Glory Ayinde dissolved.
It was learnt that Mr Michael Ayinde had earlier told the court that his wife, whose name he gave asGlory, enjoyed “giving births at will’’ withoutconsideration for the prevailing economic situation.
According to him, Glory has had six children within the nine-year duration of their marriage.“Before I married Glory, I warned her that I needed only two kids irrespective of their gender so that I can afford their upkeep. She agreed only for her to discard the agreement after marriage.
“My Lord, my wife wants to kill me with children. She is giving birth to children like rabbits. In nine years, she was delivered of six babies.” hHe said.
He said that he had sold his cars and someof his property to cater for the children.
“After she had the fourth baby, I begged her to go for family planning, she refused.“I had to force her to the hospital for a family planning device but she went secretly to remove it without my consent.” Ayinde also told the court.
He said that on Dec. 24, 2016, Glory left home again for her parent’s place where she called again that was pregnant and that she would be back after birth.
The father of six also alleged that his wife was not washing his clothes and her children’s clothes.
Ayinde pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage so that the estranged wife would not continue to have more children.