A 31-year-old union between one Yisau Koyejo and his wife Idayat was on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 brought to an end following the former’s plea at the Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Koyejo told the court that his wife was adulterous in nature and even resorted to poisoning his meals to eliminate him.
The President of the court, Mr Ademola Odunade, who dissolved the marriage disclosed that the court tried its best to bring the couple together but the man was apparently fed up.
Odunade further advised couples to beware of the negative implications of their misbehaviours.
He said: “Since all the six children are now adults, they are free to go anywhere because they can make decisions on their own.
“They can choose to live either with the father or the mother. In the interest of peaceful coexistence the union between Koyejo and Idayat has ceased to be henceforth.’
Narrating his ordeal to the court, Koyejo said: “Since 1985 when I married Idayat, she has been involved in one act of adultery or the other, which for one reason or the other, I kept forgiving her.
“Rather than desist from further adultery after six grown up children Idayat continued.
“Recently, when she observed that I was being too observant and inquisitive about her behaviour, Idayat went for the option of poisoning my meal in order to eliminate me from the surface of the earth.
“Were it not for my closeness to God, I would have been died. I made her understand that I knew that she poisoned my food.
“The matter became a subject of family intervention and my relatives, who can no longer take the wicked act, agreed that Idayat must leave.
“I am completely tired of her evil antics in my life. She is a devil incarnate and useful for nothing,’’ Koyejo said.
On her part, Idayat denied all the allegations, and begged the court to ignore her husband’s suit because she would love to continue with the marriage for the sake of her children.