An Ilorin-based husband, Bashir Mohammed, on Wednesday pleaded with the Area Court at Center-Igboro in Ilorin to disregard his wife’s divorce application as he was still interested in the marriage.

The respondent told the court that the family of both parties had intervened in their misunderstanding and persuaded the petitioner to withdraw the divorce suit.

“These people are those that financed our marriage and have done a lot for our family and as such their advice should be honoured,” he said.

The petitioner, Toyiba Mohammed, a mother of five, said the respondent has a stubborn attitude which disturbs the progress of their family.

“I have made several attempts for him to change his stubborn attitude, but he has been adamant,” she said.

The presiding judge, Hammad Ajumobi, said however that family does not have the right to force the petitioner to remain in marriage, except through her wish.

Ajumobi however advised the respondent to make amendments regarding the cause of their misunderstanding, and do the needful.

He also urged the petitioner to exercise more patience to allow for settlement.

The court adjourned the case until Jan. 9 for the report of settlement.

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