According to a recent news report, a nine years old marriage was dissolved on Monday 15th January 2018 at Igando Customary court in Lagos suburb. The 39 year old man reported as Mr Michael Ayinde had taken his wife, Glory, to court for having too many children. According to the story, the man had mentioned to his wife before they got married, that he wanted only two children. But she went on to have six children within nine years of their marriage.
She was sacked from her workplace just because she gets pregnant immediately after she resumed from maternity leave
“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. “She was sacked from her workplace just because she gets pregnant immediately after she resumed from maternity leave,’’ Ayinde said.
“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.
He said that he had sold his cars and some of 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.
She did not return home until after delivery and also did the naming of the baby in her parent’s place
“Some months later, she went to her parent’s place and sent me text message that she was pregnant. “She did not return home until after delivery and also did the naming of the baby in her parent’s place,’’ 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. “Last month, she called me that she had delivered and named the baby, David.’’ 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.
Both parties henceforth cease to be husband and wife and are free to go their separate ways without any hindrance or molestation
“Throughout the duration of this case, the respondent (Glory) refused to honour court processes. “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. “Both parties henceforth cease to be husband and wife and are free to go their separate ways without any hindrance or molestation,’’ the judge ruled.
Is it right for the man to push all the blames for the excess pregnancies on the woman? Couldn’t he use a Fiesta condom? Does the woman deserve to be sacked in this manner? Tell us in the comment box.