A cleric, Lukman Shittu, has approached the Grade A Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, to grant him a divorce because his wife’s adulterous lifestyle was upsetting him.
Mr Shittu, who has been married to Fisayo for 20 years, said he no longer loved his wife.
“My wife started driving a car soon after she moved out of our home. She told lies that her relative gave her the car, but my investigations revealed that the same man who had been sleeping with her had bought her the car.
According to the cleric, his wife’s attitude towards him changed due to his financial problems. He also alleged that she changed their children’s school without his knowledge.
“Mr Lord, do you believe that Fisayo’s lover worships in the same mosque where I am a cleric?” Mr Shittu lamented.
Earlier, Ms Fisayo, the petitioner who lived in the Odo Ona Ewe area of Ibadan, contended that her husband was irresponsible and threatened her.
“Shittu deceived me into getting a loan from a micro-finance bank under the agreement that I would use it to establish my business.
“Unknowingly, I was facilitating his adulterous intentions. Shittu frequently brings different types of women into our matrimonial home.
“In addition, Shittu demolished the shop, which I furnished with my money in order to deny me any means of sustenance,” she said.
Delivering judgment, the president of the court, S.M. Akintayo, pronounced the marriage dissolved, citing the lack of love for the dissolution.
Ms Akintayo held that there was no point in keeping the couple together since both had agreed to part ways.
“In the interest of peace, the customary marriage between Shittu and Fisayo ceases to be henceforth.
“Custody of the three children is granted to Fisayo. Shittu must not be denied access to his children.
“He must pay a monthly feeding allowance of N30,000 for the children’s upkeep starting from July 2022,” Ms Akintayo said.
The court’s president also granted an order restraining Mr Shittu from harassing, intimidating and interfering with the personal life of the petitioner.
Source: Peoples Gazette.