"She Wears Clothes That Are Not Fit For A Married Woman" - Man Says As Lagos Court Dissolves His Marriage

Rashidat, wife of Sheriff Ahmed, a 44-year-old surveyor, has alleged that her husband is fond of complaining about her dressing.


Ahmed had approached a customary court to file for divorce from his wife over allegations of promiscuity and indecent dressing.

Speaking at an Igando customary court on Monday, he alleged that his wife is having an affair with a policeman.

According to him, he had wanted to send his wife away, but for the intervention of friends and family.

“My wife is promiscuous. She is having an affair with a policeman,” NAN quoted him to have said.

“I checked her phone and saw love chats and other immoral talks with the policeman on WhatsApp.

“We fought over it and I wanted to send her packing but, due to interventions from friends and relatives, I forgave her.

“She wears clothes that are not fit for a married woman. I have begged her to change her style of dressing but she refused.”

Ahmed further accused his wife of being fetish and carrying charms in her bag, and told the court that his wife moved out of the house without reason.

He asked the court to dissolve the marriage, saying he no longer loves her.

Responding to the allegations, Rashidat told the court that she supported the dissolution of the marriage.

The mother of two denied having an affair with a policeman, saying her husband was jealous.

She accused Sheriff of abusing her physically and raping her afterwards.

“He turns me into a punching bag and rapes me after beating me,” she said.

“I have lost two pregnancies due to his beatings; he once beat me and blinded my left eye. I underwent a surgery but can’t still see clearly with the eye.

“On several occasions, he beat me to a state of coma, and I was rushed to a hospital. That was the reason I packed out of his house; I might not be lucky next time.”

Rashidat also told the court that her husband always found fault in her dressing.

“Whenever I dress, my husband always complains,” she said.

“Does he want me to be tying wrapper just because I am married? It will not work. I am a young lady and I must dress cute.”

Adeniyi Koledoye, the court president, dissolved the marriage.

“Since both parties consented to the dissolution of the marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage,” Koledoye said.

“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mr Sheriff Ahmed and Mrs Rashidat Ahmed dissolved today.”

Koledoye gave the custody of the children to Rashidat and ordered Sheriff to pay N10,000 monthly for their feeding.

He added that Sheriff would be responsible for the children’s education and general welfare.

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