The Ile Tuntun Customary Court, Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo State, has dissolved the marriage between Mrs Seyi Jamiu and her husband, Akintola.
Seyi, the plaintiff, swore to an oath that she does not have interest in the union with Akintola anymore.
“I’m a hairdresser. I married my husband about eight years ago as a virgin and we are blessed with two children.
“I made up my mind to divorce him because of several beatings. He did not allow me to work yet he does not take care of me and the children. I pay the children’s school fees. His mother even told me to come and stay with her. He has no respect and also not responsible to either family.
“I beg this court to separate us in order to avoid bloodshed. I don’t have interest in him any longer,” Seyi affirmed.
Reacting to the petition, Akintola told the court that he married his wife about 16 years ago and he is not in support of her decision on the divorce suit.
He told the court: “The reason why I don’t want to divorce my wife is that she does not disobey me at all. I sponsor her to learn hairdressing. I take care of my wife. All she said is not true. She is a liar.”
The court asked Akintola if he paid dowry on his wife. He said: ‘no,’ and the case was adjourned.
When the case was opened for the judgement, the couple was asked whether there has been a rethink on their decision, but the plaintiff, Seyi, pleaded with the court to separate them. The court ruled thus: “Having gone through the statement of both parties, the court cannot force them to live together.”
The presiding judge, Chief Agbaje Henry Olasunkanmi, pronounced the union dissolved. He, however, warned that there should be no form of molestation from either party in case they meet on the road. Court also ordered that the two children of the marriage stay with their mother and awarded N5, 000 as feeding allowance to both of them.