Court dissolves 12 years old marriage for threat to life

Court dissolves 12 years old marriage for threat to life

Friday, August 18, 2017 12:21 pm

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Friday dissolved a 12-year-old marriage between Oluwatoyin Olanrewaju and her husband, Asimiyu Olanrewaju, over threat to life.

The president of the court, Mr Ademola Odunade, held that the union between Oluwatoyin and Asimiyu collapsed due to irreconcilable differences.

“In the interest of peace and order, the union between both of you has ceased to be, henceforth.

“The custody of the two children produced by the union is granted to Oluwatoyin.

“ Asimiyu shall pay a monthly feeding allowance of N10,000 for their upkeep in addition to being responsible for their education and other welfare,” Odunade said.

Earlier, Oluwatoyin, a nurse by profession had told the court that her husband, Asimiyu, was threatening her life with machete.

“My lord, ever since I married Asimiyu, I have never known anything called peace as he usually frustrated my stay in his house with the threat of hacking me to death.

“From day one of our marriage, his mother stated that she was not going to accept me as her son’s wife because I was no match for him.

“I told Asimiyu to let us terminate the relationship, but he promised that he would forge ahead with me.

“I saw hell when I was to be delivered of our first child. Only the placenta was coming out from my vaginal while the baby refused to come out until God took charge.


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