A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday dissolved an eight year-old- marriage between one Temitope Osunbote and her husband, Elijah, over infidelity.
President of the court, Ademola Odunade held that the couple had refused to be pacified andconsequently terminated the union.
Temitope was awarded custody of the two children produced by the union, while Elijah is directed to pay a monthly feeding allowance of N8,000 for the upkeep of the children.
“This is in addition to being responsible for their education and other welfare needs,” the judge said.
The woman, a resident of Imalefalafia area of Ibadan, had earlier told the court her husband is a womaniser who had no regard for the sacredness of the marriage institution.
She said, “My Lord, Elijah is deeply engrossed in infidelity because he brings his concubines to our matrimonial home every now then and even takes them to our matrimonial bed without any respect for me.
“Besides, Elijah often beats me at the slightest mistake.
“In fact, he is too troublesome and highly irresponsible.
“That is a part of what I have been facing in addition to frequently starving the children and me.
“There is no more love between Elijah and I. Please, separate us.”
Her husband, who consented to the marriage dissolution, denied all the allegations leveled against him.
He told the court, “Temitope is a thief and can also never be trusted for a moment as I have noticed that she has been sleeping with different men in my house.
“With my experience as a computer engineer, I installed a camera to monitor her activities while I am away and that monitoring device revealed her unfaithfulness to me.
“I have been paying the children’s school fees regularly till date.
“I no longer have any feelings for her.”