Man, 53, divorces wife
“My lord, my wife is quarrelsome. She is fond of fighting, and was always locking my shirt in public over trivial issues.
“There was even a day she slammed the door on my head because I failed to provide for her feeding.
That was the testimony of a 53-year-old trader, Ayodeji Owajoba, before a Grade B Customary Court in Akure, as he prayed the court to dissolve his marriage with his 20-year-old wife.
Both parties had appeared before the court for hearing of the divorce suit, after every attempt to settle failed.
While under oath, Owajoba, who resides at No. 12 Oke-Ijebu, New garage, Akure, had sworn that, ‘his unrecognized” union to the defendant, Tawa, was blessed with a girl over two years old, saying it had failed.
He said, ” I have endured everything, but I cannot any longer . I had reported the case to the police because I do not want to do anything that might affect her. Right there, I was advised to take it up legally .”
In her defence, Tawa, a resident of Sango and unemployed, with a sorrowful look, asked the court to dissolve her marriage, while she urged the court to grant her the custody of the child, adding that Ayodeji should be responsible for the child’s well-being.
While giving evidence, the little girl strapped at her back kept pulling her hairs at Intervals, prattling “mummy”, and pointing to her father whose head was bowed during the hearing.”
The Court’s president, Chief R.F. Olusanya, asked both parties if they would like to cross examine each other. But they replied in the negative.
Olusanya, therefore, adjourned the case till July 22, 2019 for judgement.