My father is tough and strict, son testifies in court

The Ile Tuntun Customary Court, Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo State, has struck out the case of a Septuagenarian, Pa Basiru Lasisi Adebiyi and his wife, Adijat.

It is recalled that Pa Adebiyi had dragged his wife to court for divorce over alleged infidelity but both parties were asked to go back home and mend their fences, while the case was adjourned for about three times.

For the first time since the case had been in the court, the first born of the family, Mr Yinusa Lasisi, appeared before the court as a witness.

He said: “What I know is that my father has been a tough and a strict man for long. He hates anything that can tarnish his image. He did not report his wife to me before he brought the case to the court.

“Baba gets upset over slightest thing.  With his temperament, he had laid off his relatives but with the help of God, I’ve been trying to bring those people around him again.”

In his judgement, the president of the court, Chief Agbaje Henry Olasunkanmi, charged Yinusa, who represented other children to take care of the old man and while they do this, he should always give feedback to the court for monitoring.

“Organise a party for him, not minding his health challenges.  Don’t run away from him and at the same time protect him from assaults of any kind, especially in the neighbourhood.

“Mama, kneel down for this man and satisfy him with everything. He might misbehave, yet deal with him with love and patience. I hereby strike the case out,” the President held.