A middle-aged housewife, Mrs. Olawumi Olasemo has dragged her estranged husband, Wale Olasemo, before Ibadan’s Mapo Grade “A” Customary Court.
The woman requested on Friday that her 15-years marriage to her husband be dissolved on the grounds of attempted money ritual and domestic violence.
Olawumi expressed her sadness to the court regarding Olasemo’s attempt to use their two children in a ritualistic exchange of money.
She told the court that she was afraid of her husband due to his bad attitude and lack of love for her.
”When I took note of Olasemo’s desperate attempt to use our two children for money ritual, he became unhappy.
”He beats me. I parted ways with Olasemo about eight years ago and he has since remarried,” she said.
However, Olasemo was absent from court .
The court noted that the respondent was duly served with originating summon as well as notice of court hearing, but preferred not to make any appearance.
The marriage was subsequently dissolved by the court’s president, Mrs. S.M. Akintayo, who noted that the petitioner’s evidence showed that Olawumi and Olasemo had a legal customary marriage.
According to Akintayo, the dissolution was essential for peaceful living, particularly given the involvement of children’s lives in rituals for payment.
Quoting relevant sections of the law to back her judgment, Akintayo awarded custody of the two children from the union to Olawumi and ordered Olasemo to pay N20,000 as the children’s monthly feeding allowance to the court.
Furthermore, she granted the order restraining the respondent from harassing, molesting and interfering with the private life of the petitioner.
Also, the president directed the two to be jointly responsible for the education and other welfare of the children.
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