A court session of Domestic Violence and Divorce was held at Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi in Ibadan on Tuesday, dissolving a seven-year-old marriage between a man, Samuel Adeboye and his wife, Temitope, over the incessant violence and neglect that she faced had been facing in her marriage.
The case was presided by the president of the court, Chief Mukaila Balogun, along with two other assessors, by name, Aare Samotu and Ganiyu Alao. After both parties had been heard, the verdict was that the two can longer live together in peace as husband and wife.
“Evidence of parties have proved that love does not exist between them; moreover, the respondent has agreed to the dissolution of the union as requested by his estranged wife.
“Based on this evidence, the marriage is thereby dissolved and the custody of the two children of the union is to remain with the plaintiff (Temitope).
“The respondent should forthwith pay N7,000 monthly via the court registry as feeding allowances for the two kids,” the court ruled.
Temitope, who filed the law suit, had earlier said that she was always being beaten by her husband’s second wife whenever her husband was not around.
She also accused the defendant, her husband, of taking sides with the second wife whenever she complained about the beatings that she was receiving from the second wife.
“My husband was in support of the brutality I received from her second wife and never condemned his wife’s wrongdoing.
“Instead, he would ask me to beat her in return despite my ill-health and the big stature of his second wife, ” she said.
Beside the Domestic Violence, Temitope further accused her husband of not performing his responsibility as a father for the two children, saying that he did not provide for them and that she had been solely responsible for their welfare.
In his defence, Adeboye denied the allegations but urged the court to uphold the divorce request being sought by his wife, explaining some reasons why he was no longer interested in staying married to his first wife.
He said that the plaintiff (Temitope) was a troublesome wife who did not obey instructions or accord him any respect.
In the statement below, Adeboye further explains his dissatisfaction with his first wife.
“She sells ogogoro (local gin) and I have warned her to discontinue but she refused; so, the court should separate us because I cannot cope with a woman that has refused to obey me.” (NAN)