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NIGERIA: Mother-in-law tore my family apart – Man tells court

CourtMy seven years of living with him has been  hell. He made life unbearable for me; if I continue with him, he might end up killing me. He takes me for granted because he got me pregnant while I was still in secondary school”, a housewife, Maria Nwanche, told an Agege Grade A Customary Court in a divorce suit.

Meanwhile, the husband, Emmanuel, denied the allegations. He said, “My mother-in-law stopped loving me when I caught her with another man, she thought I would expose the secret and she brainwashed my wife to stop loving me.

”My wife now goes around with rich men from her parents house, and her mother is in support of it.”

The 24-year-old woman pleaded with the court  to dissolve the 7-year-old marriage.

Maria Nwanche, who lives at 27, Market Road, Agege, said her marriage broke down when she realised that her husband pretended  to love her.

”My husband sends words of insult to my mother whenever we fight, he does not take care of me and the children,” she stated.

She urged the court to dissolve the union and grant her custody of the children.

The husband, Emmanuel, a business man, denied  maltreating the wife and blamed his mother-in-law for all the trouble his marriage had gone through.

The Court President, Mr Emmanuel Shokunle, told the couple to maintain the peace and adjourned the case till March 18 for possible reconciliation.

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