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I No Longer Want To Divorce My Husband, Wife Tells Court

A housewife, Sa’adatu Ayuba, on Wednesday begged a Dei-Dei Grade I Area Court in Abuja to stop the process of divorce that she had earlier initiated.

Aruba had earlier approached the court to dissolve her 27-year-old marriage to her husband, Jalija on grounds of impotency.

“My Lord, although my husband refused to follow the court order for him to perform his duties as a man, I still love him. I don’t want a divorce any longer,” she said.

Responding, Jalija said, “My landlord gave us a quit notice, so she moved out of our home.

“I told her I wanted us to move from Dakwa because of transportation to my place of work, but she rented her own place and moved out on Dec.31.

“Since she told the court that I cannot perform my duties as her husband, the court should grant her request for divorce.

“I do not love her anymore,” he said.

The judge, Saminu Suleiman, however, ordered Jalija to take his wife to where he lives, provide and take care of her according to his capabilities.

Sulieman also ordered the court police officer to accompany the couple to the respondent‘s residence to verify where he stays and adjourned the matter until Jan.26.

The petitioner had earlier approached the court for divorce claiming her husband stopped performing since he started having an affair with another woman.

“I got married when I was 16. I have never been with any other man but my husband,” she said.

In a different news, the Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday, paraded 37 persons allegedly involved in cultism, armed robbery, kidnapping, unlawful possession of fire arms and other crimes.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Adegoke Fayoade, who paraded the suspects and exhibits recovered from them, said that they were arrested after he assumed duty about a month ago.

According to him, a total of 16 firearms, including 72 live cartridges, 75 live ammunition and one expended cartridge, were recovered from the suspects.

Other items recovered, according to him, are one pistol magazine, a toy pistol, six axes, four daggers, five cutlasses, two vehicles, one Point of Sale (POS) machine, fake vehicle number plates and charms.

Fayoade said that the paraded persons included three suspected leaders of a notorious cult group terrorising residents of Ikorodu, and three members of an armed robbery gang wearing military camouflage.

He said that the fake soldiers were arrested by the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army and handed over to the police.

The police boss said that 1,050 commercial motorcycles were also seized for contravening traffic rules and regulations.

He said that the motorcycles would be crushed soon.

He said that, to avoid explosions, some areas suspected to house explosives would be raided soon.

Fayoade advised residents of Lagos State to avoid talking about their business transactions involving money in public, as it could attract criminals.

He also advised the residents to minimise going out with their automated teller machine cards.

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