There was a mild drama at an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi-Ibadan, Oyo State on Tuesday when a woman, Suriat Adewale, rejected custody of her three children, including a 12-month-old baby.
Suriat had protested the decision of the court granting her custody of the children in a divorce suit instituted by her husband, Suleiman Adewale, saying she had no means of livelihood and would not be able to cater for them.
The two other children are aged five and three.
The court did not, however, entertain her plea, a situation which made her to attempt to abandon the kids in court but was prevented.
Earlier, the president of the court, Mr. Mukaila Balogun, had dissolved the union and ordered the three kids of the couple to be in the custody of Suriat.
Balogun said the kids were too young to be left in the custody of the husband, stressing that at that age, the mother was in the best position to take care of them.