In-Laws Take Away Daughter Over Hubby's Inability To Pay Bride Price

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at 10:34 PM, 2/07/2012 (7 years ago)

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«§» 2 July 2012

A school proprietor, Mr Ismail Adeniji, on Monday told an Oshodi Customary Court in Lagos that his second wife abandoned their son when he was 15 months old, for another marriage.


Adeniji, in a petition before the court, is asking for the dissolution of the marriage and an order granting him custody of the child.

In his testimony, Adeniji alleged that his wife, Abibat, had become pregnant for the other man while still married to him.

Shedding light on their relationship, he said that he and Abibat had been separated for two years.

``It was my first wife who introduced Abibat to me as a second wife because I had to travel for a programme and I needed to be with a woman.

``I met Abibat`s father, who gave us a list of what to bring and a sum of N100, 000 as bride price. I told him that I could only afford N30, 000 and promised to return on another date, `` he said.

The petitioner said that before he returned to perform the marriage rites, Abibat became pregnant for him.

``When I went back on the appointed date, a quarrel ensued as my in-laws insisted on N100, 000 as bride price and refused to collect the N30, 000. They also said that the clothes I brought were inferior.

``They allowed Abibat go home with me because she was pregnant but a few weeks later, her mother brought in the police to arrest me, alleging that I stole her daughter,`` he said.

According to him, the police settled the matter and her parents took her away, while his relations warned him against continuing with the marriage.

He told the court that Abibat eventually delivered a baby boy at her parents place.

``I named him and when the baby was 15 months old, she abandoned him and got married to another man.

``My son has been staying with Abibat`s mother and she takes him to Ijora market where she sells pap and Akara (bean cake), ``Adeniji said.

He told the court that his in-laws had refused to grant him custody of his son, which he had requested to enable him enrol the child in school and take proper care of him.

The petitioner said he filed the suit following the attitude of his in-laws.

Abibat, the respondent, who informed the court that she was six months pregnant, urged the court to go ahead with the dissolution as she was already married to another man who also was present in court.

Her father, who was also in court, confirmed that he took his daughter from Adeniyi because he could not pay their traditional N100, 000 bride price.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the couple, who reside at 5, Olatubi St., Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos, got married in 2010 and have the boy, who is now two years old, as the only child of the marriage.

The judge, Mrs R.I. Adetola, after listening to both parties, said it was clear that the marriage had broken down completely.

She ordered that Abibat`s mother should come to court with the child on the next hearing date and adjourned till July 18.


Source: http://leadership.ng/nga/articles/28725/2012/07/02/inlaws_took_away_daughter_over_hubbys_inability_pay_bride_price.html

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zoe61 at 11:04 PM, 2/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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try to pay the bride price if u love her, u can't shy away from culture
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ILOVEIT at 11:34 PM, 2/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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abeg dauda go pay d bride pride price or u forget their pikin..u hear?

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Sophyrocks at 11:46 PM, 2/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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As long as uve not paid her bride price,she's not ur wife o. if u knew u wud take dis long before payin den y bring her into ur home n pregnanting her? pple's way of doin tins can be surprisin dese days. dats y her pple supported her marriage to anoda man. since d court has granted deir separation, den d court has to share d custody of d child bcos d child belongs to both parents n not one person. dey hav to agree so dat d man is compelled by law to be dere financially.

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dogodajiabuja at 01:06 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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i be think say na only igbo pple deh collect bride priceooooo!
last time, all of u were talking shit about igbo wedding tradition.
phyuk u all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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FRANKLYNJUDGE at 02:01 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Mr man you want carry person  daughter for free?   pay  for your wife bride price that is the main  important  thing in marriage  other  things are celebration.
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basati at 02:27 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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RICH MAN PIKIN NO DEY EASY TO MARRY.SEE THIS TALAKA WEY WON MAKE FORTUNE BY SELLING
THEIR DAUGHTER . I BEG LUK 4 SMALL GIRL 4 ME.
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deboalabi262 at 03:17 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Pay up ASAP.....

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aso4life1 at 04:25 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Mr. Man go and pay fast fast

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isbigo at 05:26 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: dogodajiabuja on 01:06 AM,  3/07/2012
i be think say na only igbo pple deh collect bride priceooooo!
last time, all of u were talking shit about igbo wedding tradition.
fcuk u all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DONT MIND THEM BRO,phyuk THE STUPID AND SELFICH THINKERS.MAKE DEM NO COLLECT PRIDE PRICE AND TALK AND DIE IN SILENCE.HYPOCRITES
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isbigo at 05:34 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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IMAGINE,100,000,WHILE,WHEN I MARRIED MY PRECIOUS WIFE 2008 OCT,IN ICHI EKWUSIGO ANAMBRA STATE.MY INLAWS ONLY TOLD ME IF I KNOW HOW MUCH MY WIFE WORTH,THAT I SHOULD PAY.AS A DUDE I AM.I BROUGHT 150,000 NAIRA.THEY COLLECTED IT,AND SAID OGO(INLAW) HAS PAID.BUT TO MY SURPRISE,THEY GAVE ME 148,000 NAIRA BACK,TAKING ONLY 2000 NAIRA FOR THE PRIDE,SAYING THEY ARE NOT SELLING THEIR DAUGHTER,RATHER MARRYING HER OUT TO ME.IGBOS ARE STILL THE BEST IN ALL THINGS,LONG LIVE THE IGBOS,LONG LIVE BIAFRA
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denmal at 06:30 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: isbigo on 05:34 AM,  3/07/2012
IMAGINE,100,000,WHILE,WHEN I MARRIED MY PRECIOUS WIFE 2008 OCT,IN ICHI EKWUSIGO ANAMBRA STATE.MY INLAWS ONLY TOLD ME IF I KNOW HOW MUCH MY WIFE WORTH,THAT I SHOULD PAY.AS A DUDE I AM.I BROUGHT 150,000 NAIRA.THEY COLLECTED IT,AND SAID OGO(INLAW) HAS PAID.BUT TO MY SURPRISE,THEY GAVE ME 148,000 NAIRA BACK,TAKING ONLY 2000 NAIRA FOR THE PRIDE,SAYING THEY ARE NOT SELLING THEIR DAUGHTER,RATHER MARRYING HER OUT TO ME.IGBOS ARE STILL THE BEST IN ALL THINGS,LONG LIVE THE IGBOS,LONG LIVE BIAFRA


i agree with you
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chicco77 at 06:44 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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Osiki at 06:58 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Angry  Angry Why is the man worrying himself, anyway? I think his motive is to see to the well-being of his son and not necessary because he is interested in any NONSENSE bride price! N100,000 for what?
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dickman2 at 07:36 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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i see..
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Solidstonez at 08:29 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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HMMMMMM

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richi192 at 08:53 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: isbigo on 05:34 AM,  3/07/2012
IMAGINE,100,000,WHILE,WHEN I MARRIED MY PRECIOUS WIFE 2008 OCT,IN ICHI EKWUSIGO ANAMBRA STATE.MY INLAWS ONLY TOLD ME IF I KNOW HOW MUCH MY WIFE WORTH,THAT I SHOULD PAY.AS A DUDE I AM.I BROUGHT 150,000 NAIRA.THEY COLLECTED IT,AND SAID OGO(INLAW) HAS PAID.BUT TO MY SURPRISE,THEY GAVE ME 148,000 NAIRA BACK,TAKING ONLY 2000 NAIRA FOR THE PRIDE,SAYING THEY ARE NOT SELLING THEIR DAUGHTER,RATHER MARRYING HER OUT TO ME.IGBOS ARE STILL THE BEST IN ALL THINGS,LONG LIVE THE IGBOS,LONG LIVE BIAFRA
tnx Bro is only ur comment i c here, are they selling their daughter? wot if a man empty his account just 2 pay 4 bride price, den they will be eating their finger if d wife enter the house. abah lets be realistic here #1000,000 is too much 4 d guy if he doesn't have tangible work doing......A man can pay the amount ha has to pay as d in-law required and later suffering his wife bcox of d huge amount he paid on d wife's head Huh?...

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colliboy at 09:03 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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i was just passing
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jerrycee at 09:23 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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When my sis got married, my father and ndi Ogo never collected any money. They gave the guy the whole money back. Igbo is still the best.
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sexyBishop at 09:35 AM, 3/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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my man pay long live Biafra
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