the president of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, Mr Ademola Odunade has dissolved a 14-year-old marriage between Idayat and her husband, Wasiu Amusa, over threats to life
Odunade held that protection of life was important to the court, hence the need to grant the request made by Idayat.
He, therefore, put an end to the union between Idayat and Amusa in the interest of peace.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the court awarded custody of the last child to Idayat and directed Amusa to pay N4,000 as monthly upkeep as well as to be responsible for his education and other welfare.
Odunade, however, asked Amusa to go with the first child because she was no more a minor.
Idayat told the court that Amusa was doing everything possible to terminate her life through incessant battery and disregard for her position as a housewife.
She said when they married in 2002, she thought that she was going into a home of peace, adding that things had not been the same from the first pregnancy.
“Even in pregnancy, Amusa does not just beat me, he knocked my head on the wall to expose me to excruciating pains.
“In fact, it took the intervention of my relatives and good neighbours who took me to hospital for medical care,” she said.
According to her, on a given occasion, after injuring me, I bled for seven days during pregnancy and he pretended as if nothing happened.
Idayat said that despite the fact that Amusa did not cater for her, he often accused her of unsubstantiated infidelity.
“As a businesswoman, I received a call from one of my male customers who needed some goods that I just got, Amusa seized my cell phone and wanted to destroy it.
“Then, he descended on me ruthlessly and I was again hospitalised.
“Your honour, ever since I got married to him, his mother had always threatened me that even if I give birth to 200 children for his son, I definitely have no place in his matrimonial home,” Idayat claimed.
Amusa, who did not oppose the divorce suit, could not deny the allegation of battery.
He tried to justify his action by alleging that Idayat was such an irresponsible housewife.