Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Friday dissolved the nine year-old marriage between one Abiodun Oduyelu and wife, Oyindolapo.
In his petition, Abiodun, who resides at Samonda Estate in Ibadan, told the court that the respondent was adulterous and greedy.
“My lord, if I had given it a second thought before entering into marital vows with Oyindolapo nine years ago, maybe I wouldn’t have found myself in the mess I am today.
“Anytime I am away on business trip abroad, I make the necessary provisions for Oyindolapo’s comfort.
“However, all along, Oyindolapo had been fornicating.
“When I reported this to her mother, she did nothing.
“The recent atrocity which got me frustrated was when I saw Oyindolapo in a picture completely naked with one of her concubines.
“Then, I came across another text message on her mobile phone where somebody was reminding her never to forget their romantic appointment at a designated place.
“In addition, my relatives, who monitor her movements, informed me that she usually brings men to our matrimonial home.
“I have satisfied Oyindolapo in all ways by meeting her needs.
“Initially, I used to give her N30,000 per month, but I have increased it to N100,000.
“I bought two buildings with six bed rooms each and three cars for her use.
“I also gave Oyindolapo a N4.2 million luxury car with a personal driver.
“Furthermore, I gave her mother a car to demonstrate I care.
“Oyindolapo is such an unfaithful, adulterous and a pathological liar who is not fit to be a housewife
“In fact, she has made attempts to steal my house documents and to sell the car I gave her,” Abiodun said.
But the respondent, who opposed the divorce, denied all the allegations levelled against her.
The 30 year-old housewife said her husband was simply fed up with the union and was trying to dump her.
“My lord, I was just 21-years-old when Abiodun lured me out of school and impregnated me.
“I am not into any extra marital affairs as his allegations are based on mere suspicion.
“I have shown Abiodun evidence that the man he is suspecting as my concubine is the cleaner sent to fumigate our new house.
“ I have also told him that I cannot stay away from friends who have been keeping me company.
“ It is true that I have been trying to sell the luxury car he gave me to offset my debt because he has not been responsible for the upkeep of the children,” Oyindolapo said.
The arbitrator, however, held that the court was duty bound to forestall any act that could lead to loss of life.
He said: “In the interest of peaceful living, the union between Abiodun and Oyindolapo has ceased to be henceforth.
“Custody of the two children produced by the duo is granted to Oyindolapo while Abiodun shall pay N20,000 as monthly allowance for the children’s feeding.
“Abiodun will in addition be responsible for their education and other welfare needs.
“The plaintiff will also pay N10,000 to the respondent to enable her move her belongings.”