"Divorce Your Wife and Lose Your House To Her" - Court Rules On Right Of Wife After Divorce

Published On: March 4, 2019, 11:57 am
Author: kaygee
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A woman that has children for her husband and had married him before a house is built has the right to live in the house with her children even after divorce under the provisions of the Married Woman Property Act 1882, a court held on Friday in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The belief that patriarchy is so entrenched in the Nigerian system and women have no rights even under the law has been proved to be an erroneous one, majorly propounded by those ignorant of the rights provided under the law, the court said in a landmark judgement.

The provisions of the Married Woman Property Act 1882 formed the basis of the pronouncement of the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, on Friday in a property suit between a divorced couple, Toyin Arajulu, formerly known as Mrs Toyin James and her former husband, Mr James Monday.

The court held that “a husband who marries a wife and builds a house during the pendency of the marriage stands the risk of losing that house if he later divorces the woman who had children for him unless such woman, of her own volition, leaves the matrimonial home.



-- SOGaiya (m) at 4-03-2019 12:28PM
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up Nigeria but not in the northern part
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-- allenspike (m) at 4-03-2019 08:47PM
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una no want make people marry again abi Grin
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-- Yoloadedng (m) at 11-03-2019 08:10AM
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I believe this don't happen in the north
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