NAN – A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Wednesday dissolved a seven year-old marriage between Iyabo and her husband Dare Adeyemo over hooliganism, threat to life and infidelity.
The presiding President, Mr Ademola Odunade, held that the court looks at issues of threat to life with seriousness.
“It is obvious that there is no love whatsoever in trying to instill discipline through the use of machete.
“Therefore, the union between Iyabo and Adeyemo is hereby, dissolved in the interest of peaceful coexistence.
“Iyabo shall take custody of the four year-old child, while Adeyemo shall pay N5,000 monthly allowance for the upkeep of the child.
“Adeyemo shall in addition been responsible for his education and general welfare,” he held.
In her petition, Iyabo said that Adeyemo, popularly called Okuta (stone) in the neighbourhood was “a hooligan or roughian and a drug addict’’.
“My Lord, Adeyemo suddenly carried out an attack on our church one day and brought the service to a halt, thereby, sending worshippers to run in different direction.
“That day, he came with a machete threatening to inflict cuts on the pastor for fornicating with me.
“He is in no way responsible since we got married in 2009 as he takes all forms of hard drugs and drinks, including Indian Hemp, Ogogoro and lots more.
“My lord, there is no more love between us as I am tired of his embarrassment and irresponsibility,” Iyabo said.
Adeyemo did not deny any of the allegations, but said that the court should grant her wish.
“I deliberately went to disrupt the church service in order to send some messages of warning to the pastor to stop sleeping with my wife.
“My lord, Iyabo is such a disobedient wife and a prostitute. Despite my warning and counseling over the time, she never repented from her bad ways,” Adeyemo said