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My husband is a drunk, dissolve our union, woman tells court

Ibadan – Mr Ademola Odunade, the President of Mapo Customary Court, Ibadan, on Thursday, dissolved a 16 year-old marriage between Bunmi and her husband, Ayoola Makinwa, for drunkenness and irresponsibility.

Odunade, in the course of his ruling, advised men and women to be very prayerful when they were about to choose life partners in order not to fall into wrong hands.

Narrating her ordeal, Bunmi, who earned her livelihood as a business woman, said her husband, Ayoola, was a drunkard as well as irresponsible.

“Ayoola pays more attention to the consumption of beer than his responsibility as a father to his children and as my husband.

“In fact, he is more of a curse to the children than a blessing because Ayoola has exposed us to hunger due to his inability to control his urge for beer.

“I have had to park away from his home on a number of occasions due to the ill-treatment of the family, but my mother kept on advising me to endure with him.

”Now, I am completely frustrated, I no longer love Ayoola; I have since left his home one and a half years ago,” Bunmi stated.

Although, Ayoola turned down the divorce plea by his wife, he remained silent on all the allegations brought against him.

“My lord, Bunmi has no spirit of endurance because anytime there is any minor disagreement between us, she parks out of the house but I still love her,” he pleaded.

The couple resides at Odinjo area of Ibadan and Ayoola works as a commercial motorcyclist.


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