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Court dissolves 10-year-old marriage over alleged adultery in Ibadan

An Idi-Ogungun Customary Court sitting in Agodi in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital has dissolved a 10-year-old marriage between a 30-year-old woman, Alimot, and her 73-year-old husband, Nafiu Azeez over accusation of adultery by the husband.

Alimot had filed a divorce suit on the grounds that her husband was in the habit of accusing her of having extra-marital affairs.

She had told the court that the respondent had always accused her of sleeping with “anything in trousers”.

“He is a jealous man. I dare not greet other men because of his suspicion about my movement.

“My husband always accused me of infidelity because he felt he was too old to satisfy me sexually, but I was okay with the way he performed on bed,” she said.

Alimot described her estranged husband, a retired solder, as stubborn, who did not give her rest of mind.

Azeez agreed to the dissolution of the marriage, saying “she does not listen to instructions.

“I warned her several times to stop her bad behaviours but she refused.

“My Lord, she used to go to the market in the morning and return in the evening, she packed out willingly on Dec.31, 2016 and did not return till date.’’

Azeez urged the court to grant him custody of their child, saying “ my child is my only hope because I have no other child in life.”

But President of the court, Chief Mukaila Balogun on Wednesday after listening to both parties dissolved the union and awarded the custody of their only child to Alimot.

Balogun ordered Azeez to pay N3, 500 as monthly allowance for the welfare of the child and warned both parties against fomenting trouble.

Culled from :Here

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