Missing placenta tears family apart as court dissolves marriage

Missing placenta tears family apart as court dissolves marriage

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A housewife, Kafilat Busari, has dragged her husband, Musa, before a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, over the missing placenta of one of her set of twins during birth.
Kafilat has, therefore, prayed the court for a divorce over the matter, following the refusal of her husband to disclose the whereabouts of the alleged missing placenta.
After listening to the couple, the President of the court, Mr. Ademola Odunade, held that the marriage had broken down irretrievably.
Odunade said that there was, therefore, nothing the court could do to sustain the relationship between the couple.
The court president further said that the overwhelming evidence before him had shown that the couple had agreed to part ways over irreconcilable differences existing between him.
While dissolving the marriage, the court president ordered Musa to pay his wife N3000 as monthly feeding allowance for each of the two children produced by the union.
He also directed that Kafilat should have the custody of the twin children, “because they are still legal minor, while Busari should be responsible for their education, health and other forms of welfare’’.
Shortly before the court’s president gave his ruling on the matter, Kafilat had told the court that her husband and his relations conspired to steal her baby’s placenta for alleged ritual purposes.
“Shortly before moving into Busari’s home in 2012, I was already pregnant with a set of twins for him.
“It happened that I gave birth to one of the two children in my father’s home and on the following day, after moving to his home, I had the second child.
“I was in pains, but soon discovered that the placenta that came with the child was nowhere to be found.
“I asked his relations who were around me, but they gave me no useful information as to the whereabouts of the placenta.

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