After several adjournments for the parties to resolve their differences without success, a Mokola Grade ‘C’ Customary Court sitting at Inalende, Ibadan, Oyo State, has dissolved the six-year-old marriage between Asimowu Dauda and her husband, Fadipe.
According to the plaintiff, her husband had been lacking in his responsibilities as the head of the family. He was adamant and also lacked respect for his in-laws. She told the court that in spite of her efforts to make him change from his bad attitudes, even sending people to him in the area have proved abortive. “I want a divorce,” Asimowu told the court.
31-year-old Fadipe, while responding to the charges against him asked his wife, “Are you not the one who said that my family should not go to your parents?” Asimowu replied “Yes.”
“I comply with her request but all she has said before the court are lies. She’s misbehaving because she already has another man whom she wants to marry.
“I got to know that she is having an affair with a man whom she met through our Alfa, who used to pray for us and even named our children. It’s as bad as whenever I go to her shop, she sends me out with an excuse that she would soon have a visitor. That is all.”
Having gone through the evidence of both parties, the court said it sees that there is no more love between them, while their home has broken down irreparably. The presiding judge, Mr Olafenwa Ramoni, declared their marriage dissolved. He ordered that the two children of the union be taken care of by the defendant, while he pays N5,000 monthly as their feeding allowance until they reach age six.