Is It Right For A Couple To File For Divorce Because Of Childlessness?
Mrs. Gloria Jonathan, a civil servant, has petitioned the Customary Court, Abuja Division, to dissolve her childless marriage to her estranged husband, Onyeka Jonathan, because she is fed up with it.
According to reports, the embattled Gloria informed the Court that the marriage was futile because of childlessness and that it was better for them to part ways.
Mr. Jonathan, Gloria’s husband, dragged her before a Customary Court in Jikwoyi, Abuja, on Thursday to seek divorce over an alleged attempt to murder him.
The petitioner, who lives on the outskirts of the FCT in Jikwoyi, stated this in the divorce suit he filed against his wife before the Court.
“I can’t continue to live under the same roof with this woman, she wants to kill me. There was a little misunderstanding between us, she ran to the kitchen and picked up a knife to stab me but luckily I escaped.”
“I had to scale the fence in order to escape from her. I beg this honourable Court to put an end to the marriage between me and my wife before she kills me,” he said.
The petitioner also narrated to the Court how his wife had told him that she belonged to an evil spirit and that the spirit often controlled her.
The respondent, Mrs. Gloria, in her defence, denied all the allegations but prayed the Court to dissolve the marriage.
She said, “I am fed up with this fruitless marriage, I am treated with disdain because I am barren”.
Should couples file a divorce because of childlessness? Let’s discuss.
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