My mother-inlaw drags bed with me, speaks local dialect with my husband to hurt me

A mother of one, Foluke Ojo on Monday told a customary court sitting at Mapo, Ibadan, that her mother-inlaw insisted that she must share the same bed with her which she said lasted for three and half years despite they have three different rooms.

She also said her husband neglected the corpse of her 3-month old baby at University College Hospital (UCH)  mortuary morgue, two months after his demise.

The petitioner noted that her husband had spoilt the only remaining child in the marriage with alcoholic beverages which she he said now embarrassing to her because the 2-year old baby now recognizes different brands of hot drinks.

Foluke, said since she got married to her husband eight years ago, Samson has not been providing basic needs for the family.

She further alleged that Samson brought his mother and a dog to the house without supplying what they would eat, adding that she used to feed them from little money she earned as a teacher.

She said: “My lord, two died out of the three children I had for him. His negligence was responsible for their untimely demise. He didn’t care for me and the children. He didn’t know how we pay for bills in the house. He brought his mother home without supplying for the family.

“When I told him that my baby was sick, he did not give me money to take care of the baby.  He even told me that he didn’t believe in hospital, but traditional herbs. I”m no more interested, please separate us sir. ”
Reacting to the allegations, Samson an industrial engineer said it was true that he didn’t make any effort to take the corpse of the baby because his wife didn’t inform him before taking the baby to hospital.
He noted that he did not believe that the sickness could be treated in the hospital that was why he ordered her to bring the baby home for proper care before he died.

The president of the court, Chief Odunade Ademola dissolved the marriage and ordered the defendant to immediately find a way to take the corpse of the baby from mortuary.

The arbitrator also ordered the defendant to ensure prompt payment of school fees and medical bills of the only remaining child in the marriage which he granted his custody for the plaintiff.

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