By Kayode Ayeni,Ibadan
The Customary Court in Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State has dissolved the marriage of Omolara Olayiwola, a 36-year-old Nurse and her husband, Alfa Sulaimon Olanrewaju 47, an Arabic Teacher.
The dissolution came into effect on Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, after Omolara Olayiwola approached the Ibadan Court seeking to end her marriage of 12 years with four children.
She earlier told the Court that her husband has a fiery temper, saying he is troublesome and does not take care of the children.
“He always beat me and even strips me naked on many occasions, he gets angry all of the time on frivolous issues.
The only thing I benefited from the union is his beating which has become an every time occurrence. Also, he used to beat the children recklessly at times, claiming they don’t know how to recite the Quran”.
While urging the Court to dissolve their marriage, she also urged the Court to give her the custody of their children.
In his own reaction, the respondent Alfa Sulaimon Olanrewaju 47, an Arabic Teacher said he supported the dissolution of the union, claiming that his wife is fond of disgracing him in their neighbourhood by fighting any woman that comes across him.
“My wife is very jealous woman, she fights all the female visitors that came to me for counselling. I sets up business for my wife and takes good care of her and our children.
“But, each time we have a minor issue at home, she always pack out of the house with the aid of her mother. Also, whenever I enter my wife’s room to copulate with her, she always complain that I ejaculate quickly and often threatens to go outside our home. She has since left our matrimonial home with my children and has been denying my access to them.
After listening to the couple, the Court President, Chief Odunade Ademola however dissolved the marriage and mandated the respondent to be paying the sum of ten thousand naira (10,000) to his former wife every month for the upkeep of the children and also give the custody of the children to their mother.