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Ibadan court dissolves 15-yr-old marriage

Ibadan – Mr Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Monday dissolved the 15-year-old marriage between one Oluwole Okeyode and his wife, Kafayat, over infidelity, distrust and trouble making.

Odunade dissolved the union between Oluwole and Kafayat, stating that there was no more love between them.

“Rather than living like cat and rat, the court must do the needful before actions capable of threatening the peaceful coexistence of any of you are done.

“Therefore, Oluwole is given custody of the two children produced by the union.

“Kafayat is free to visit the children anytime she desires through the avenue provided by the court,” he stated.

Kafayat, however, bitterly protested the court’s decision, accusing the judge of bias in awarding the custody of the children to Oluwole.

Kafayat later took to pleading and crying when the judge threatened to press more criminal charges against her due to the accusation.

Earlier in his petition, Oluwole, an NURTW leader at Olounkemi, Ibadan, said that his wife was adulterous and not fit to be a wife.

“My lord, if I had known that Kafayat would bring me so much sorrow and regret in life, I wouldn’t have married her in the first place.

“Anytime I leave home to go and look for money and food for the family, Kafayat would go on her adulterous business.

“I did not believe what people around were telling me until I caught her myself.

“When there was a minor misunderstanding between Kafayat and I, she moved out of my home for seven good years, but I accepted her back again.

“She came along with another child which was the proceed of her adultery elsewhere.

“In fact, in one of instance, Kafayat smashed my forehead with a thick plank and I was hospitalised for many days.

“Worst still, she disappeared from my home for about four months now, probably to another man’s home because she is not trust worthy.

“Please, give me the custody of the two children because Kafayat might corrupt them,” Oluwole said.

Kafayat was silent on the allegation of infidelity levelled against her.

The respondent, who resides at airport area of Ibadan, said she was still interested in the marriage to Oluwole because some of her property were in his custody.

“My lord, my piece of land is in his custody and I can’t leave my two children alone,” Kafayat said.


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