An Ile Tuntun Customary Court, Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo, has granted that Mr Kehinde and Mrs Mariam Hussein cease to live together as husband and wife.
According to the plaintiff, Mariam, their 10-year-old marriage, which is blessed with three children has been experiencing unrest.
“I want to divorce my husband because since I got married to him, I’ve not, for one day, had rest of mind. He always sends me out of the house after beating and stripping me naked. This is even a reason I want to divorce him. He is wicked, troublesome and irresponsible. I struggle to feed the children.
“At one midnight recently, he attempted to kill me and since then, I ran out of the house,” Mariam said.
Responding to his wife’s charges against him, Kehinde, told the court that he’s been responsible for the welfare of his family.
“My wife packed out of the house without my consent, paid the children’s schools fees and withdrew them from their school without my knowledge. I don’t even know the whereabouts of the children,” Kehinde said.
In his judgement, the President of the court, Chief Agbaje Henry Olasunkanmi, held that both parties were tired of their union as all efforts to restore peace had failed. He ruled thus: “The divorce on payment of no dowry is granted forthwith. They are no more husband and wife again. The custody of the child is granted to the plaintiff. The defendant is to be paying N6, 000 as feeding allowance every month and also to be responsible for education and health care.”