A seven-year-old marriage has been dissolved after it emerged that the husband raped his wife's younger sister as well as beating her at will.
Tribune reports that Oluwaseyi who wanted the court to dissolve the seven-year-old marriage on those grounds, got her desire as the president of the court, Mr. Adegboyega Omilola, noted that the couple was tired of the marriage, as “all efforts to reconcile both parties had failed."
“Since both parties have consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no other choice than to dissolve the marriage.
The court hereby pronounces that the marriage between Mrs Oluwaseyi Ajofoyinbo and Mr Kamoru Ajofoyinbo, is dissolved from today, and both parties, henceforth, cease to be husband and wife.
Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation,” Omilola said.
The petitioner, Oluwaseyi, a food vendor and a mother of two, had sought the dissolution of the marriage on the grounds that Ajofoyinbo raped her sister in their matrimonial home.
“My husband raped my sister when I left our house for a night. When I returned, my sister told me that my husband who had been making advances toward her, succeeded in raping her.
When I confronted my husband, he admitted raping my sister but attributed his action to the devil’s handiwork.
Because of his action, I packed out my belongings, including my children from my matrimonial home.
My husband is a wife-beater, he started beating me from the first day of our living together.
We were not legally married because he refused to pay my dowry,” she narrated.
The husband, on his part, accepted that he committed the crimes his wife accused him of, saying it was a mistake.
“I know I have made some mistakes and I’m sorry. Oluwaseyi is a prayer warrior; she always disturbs my sleep at night with her frequent prayers,” he said, adding that she packed out of their matrimonial home since 2014 and had refused to return.