A 17-year-old marriage between Rukayat and Rasaq Muniru was annulled by a Mapo customary court in Ibadan over sexual differences on Friday, August 22, 2014.
The marriage was dissolved by the presiding judge, Mr Ademola Odunade because the court felt that the happiness and well being of both parties during the lengthy period of time spent together in marriage should not be overlooked.
He said, “The court had fulfilled the mandatory adjournments, but Muniru still refused to show up which meant admission of guilt.
Meanwhile, a statement made by the wife, Rukayat to the court, revealed that Muniru goes to the extent of satisfying his sexual urges in front of their grown up kids.
She said, “Muniru rented a single face-to-face apartment room for me at Olunloyo Area of Ibadan with four grown up children, boys and girls, because he has married another wife.
“He sees nothing wrong in having sexual intercourse with me in their very presence as matured as they are — 15, 13 years old.
“Whenever, the children saw us making love, I used to remind him of the negative implications it might have on them, especially the need for another room for them.
“Anytime I refused him sex, he beats the hell out of me, injures me and tears my clothes. On a number of occasions, I reported him to his parents but there was no change.
“Muniru does not cater for the children and does not even want to know whether they are educated or not,” she added.
However, Muniru was ordered by the court to pay a monthly feeding allowance of N6,000 as well as see to the education of his children.