The seven-year-old marriage between a middle-aged man, Dare Adeyemo, and his wife, Iyabo, has been dissolved by a Mapo Customary Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after he told the court that his wife was so promiscuous that she even slept with their pastor, as well as being a threat to his life, the Vanguard reports.
'My wife sleeps with my pastor' - Husband tells court
A divorce seeking man has told a court that his wife sleeps with their pastor.
Adeyemo told the court that he did not want to continue in the marriage that has produced one child.
“Iyabo is such a disobedient wife and a prostitute. She has slept with many men including our pastor. Despite my warning and counselling over time, she never repented from her bad ways.
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."
On her part, Iyabo said that her husband who is popularly called Okuta (stone), was a hooligan and a drug addict who was irresponsible and an embarrassment.
“My Lord, Adeyemo carried out an attack on our church one day and brought the service to a halt, sending worshippers to run in different directions.
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.”
The president of the court, Ademola Odunade, held that the court looks at issues of threat to life with seriousness and with the look of things, the couple were no longer willing to live together as there was no more love between them.
“It is obvious that there is no love whatsoever in trying to instil 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, be responsible for his education and general welfare.”
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