Court dissolves 8-yr-old marriage in Ibadan over infidelity

Mr Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo
Customary Court in Ibadan, on Friday dissolved the eight-year-old marriage between one TemitopeOsunbote, and her husband, Elijah, over infidelity.

Odunade held that the couple had refused to be
pacified and he consequently terminated the union
in the interest of peace and order.
“Temitope is awarded custody of the two children
produced by the union, while Elijah is directed to
pay a monthly feeding allowance of N8,000 for the
upkeep of the children.

“This is in addition to being responsible for their
education and other welfare needs,” he said.
Earlier, Temitope, who resides at Imalefalafia area
of Ibadan, had described her husband as a
womaniser who had no regard for the sacredness
of the marriage institution.
“My Lord, Elijah is deeply engrossed in infidelity
because he brings his concubines to our
matrimonial home every now then and even takes
them to our matrimonial bed without any respect
for me.

“Besides, Elijah often beats me at the slightest

“In fact, he is too troublesome and highly
“ That is a part of what I have been facing in
addition to frequently starving the children and I.
“There is no more love between Elijah and I. Please,

separate us,” Temitope said..
In his response, Elijah, who consented to the
dissolution, denied all the allegations levelled
against him.

“Temitope is a thief and can also never be trusted
for a moment as I have noticed that she has been
sleeping with different men in my house.
“With my experience as a computer engineer, I
installed a camera to monitor her activities while I
am away and that monitoring device revealed her
unfaithfulness to me.

“I have been paying the children’s school fees
regularly till date.
“I no longer have any feelings for her,” Elijah said. 

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