Court sentences divorced woman to 3 weeks community service for adultery


There was confusion in an Area Court in Ilorin when the judge sentenced a divorcee,  Adenike Aliyu to three weeks community service for admitting that she committed adultery while her marriage to husband was legal.

The presiding Judge, Hammad Ajumobi while delivering his ruling, said that the punishment would serve as a lesson to the general public and the respondent in the case.

“I am not inclined to discharge the respondent just like that.

“The respondent conceded to be impregnated by one Abdulazeez Asikolaye while the marriage between her and the petitioner still subsist.

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“The respondent is hereby sentenced to three weeks community service with effect from today,” the Judge ruled.

The respondent had on Feb. 10, 2023 filed for divorce, custody and maintenance fee for three children.

She told the court that she gave birth to three children for one Abdulfatai Ahmed and left him in 2021 and later gave birth to the fourth child for another man.

The marriage was dissolved on mutual agreement of the two parties, but the ex-husband filed another case on March 27, 2023 for custody of the four children.

The former husband told the court that he named the fourth child.

”We still had sex after she left my house.

“I have a witness who will testify that the fourth child is mine,” he said.

The ex-husband later told the court that in the interest of justice and his children, he withdrew the complain and agreed that the three children should be in custody of their maternal grandmother.

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