December 5, 2022

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Reckless Lifestyle of Ministry of Finance Director, Tajudeen Adenekan – Divorces wife with 5 kids because they are all girls

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Despite all the campaigns and struggles towards actualizing gender equality in the country, it is disheartening to learn that someone who is expected to be well-informed on a very sensitive issue such as gender discrimination is found to be a protagonist of the act. And it is no other person but Mr. Tajudeen Adenekan, a director at the Federal Ministry of Finance, who chased his wife of more than 10 years and his five daughters out of their house.

The man, who was initially an auditor in the ministry until months back when he was promoted to the post of assistant director, decided that it was important to have a male child and so he picked a quarrel with his wife. As if that was not enough, he approached an Igando customary court where he instituted a divorce case against the wife on allegation that she insulted his mother and threatened to kill him. The court asked the husband to pay a paltry N100,000 to the wife, an amount obviously not enough for her to cater for the five children the union produced who are under her custody. The wife has alleged that the court was under the influence of the husband who is suspected to have paid for the judgment in the dissolution of the marriage.

The wife who is a tailor has since withdrawn their first child, Ruka from Command Secondary School she was formerly attending to a public school close to their home. According to her, the younger ones were also sent back from school when she could not afford to pay their fees as the N100,000 awarded her by the court was used to secure an accommodation for them to lay their heads.

When reached for his own side of the story, Mr. Adenekan confirmed that he had indeed divorced his wife on the basis the she threatened to kill him. He said the action became imperative since it was obvious the wife was hell-bent on taking his life and that when people started advising him to abandon his house for the wife, he thought it wiser to divorce her last year.

Asked about the welfare of his children, he informed us that the wife kidnapped them on their way to school. However, the wife, in response stressed that the eldest child still attended the command school for some time until the school fees were due and she could not afford the payment.

Sources who spoke with us said since he’s been living alone the man has suddenly become a regular customer at a popular joint around Igando, where he sometimes stays deep into the night. Others alleged he’s been seen a couple of times with some very young girls which they suspect may be students of one of the country’s many tertiary institutions.

The wife, who throughout her stay in Mr. Adenekan’s house had remained a full time housewife, said she was able to get an apartment somewhere around Ikotun axis of Lagos and was able to secure a job somewhere but in spite of this, she has been passing through hell fending for the five kids as no support is forthcoming from the estranged husband or any other quarter.

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9 thoughts on “Reckless Lifestyle of Ministry of Finance Director, Tajudeen Adenekan – Divorces wife with 5 kids because they are all girls

  1. only God know what actually transpired between the two of them. But i implore the man to take his children into custody bcos of the children’s future.

  2. WHAT EXAMPLE IS HE TRYING TO SHOW YOUNG MEN WHO ARE WILLING TO GET MARRIED?

    HE SHOULD NOTE THAT HIS FIVE KIDS ARE GIRLS AND ONE DAY THEY WILL CERTAINLY BE SOMEBODYS WIFE.

    AS FOR THE WIFE, IF IT IS TRUE THAT SHE WANT TO KILL HER HUSBAND, IT SERVE HER RIGHT.

    A VERY BIG MINUS TO HER FIVE KIDS GIRLS, FOR NO MAN WILL MARRY FROM SUCH FAMILY AND MOTHER. WITH A BAD EXAMPLE OF TRYING TO KILL HER HUSBAND OF OVER 10 YEARS OF MARRIAGE.

  3. Leave everything to God,my sister!Look up to God and see how he will vindicate you at last:Do everything possible to train your children and give them a future.You will surely praise God at the end of all things.

  4. TAJU, THE BIBLE DID NOT SUPPORT YOUR DIVORCE AND I NEVER HAD ANY IMAM PREACHING DIVORCE THE RISK IS ON YOU MORE THAN HER AS A MAN YOU ARE ONLY CLAIMING SHE WANTED TO KILL YOU BUT YOUR DIFERENCES CAN STILL BE RESULVED WITHOUT BEEN DIVORCED PLS, BE MERCYFULL BECAUSE OF YOUR CHILDREN

  5. Hey you are all JUdging the man , try to find out the real truth behind the breakup nobody know what happened between the 2 of them , as we did not enter the room with them to know what really happened , so lets not be the judge

  6. It will be good to also remember that the Y chromosome which usually mean a male child is produced by the male and not the female. If the gentleman above is upset he has five girls then he should havehimslf to blame…..not his wife

  7. My candid advise is for him to learn to forgive and forget. As those five girls are his gift from God and his future lies with them. They will surely grow to become great while the mail child is clamouring for he should pray for him not to end up being his tormentor. Once again please have a rethink and take your family back

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