A businesswoman, Morufat Giwa, prayed on Friday before a customary court in Mapo, Ibadan, to grant her divorce request and save her from her husband, Kamardeen and their children.
Giwa said: “I filed for divorce to have a break from my husband, who is cruel to me.
“Kamardeen and his first wife’s children have terrified me quite a bit. My husband ran my business.
“‘ He stole from me and his children sold my car without my permission and knowledge.
“He has abandoned the two children I had for him. He is stingy. He only gives them 20 N a day for daily maintenance.
“I moved out of his moving house because he has an evil heart.”
She alleged that he tracked down her new location and set all her belongings on fire in protest.
Kamardeen, a retired teacher, consented to the lawsuit but denied some of the accusations made against him and described his wife as a reincarnated demon.
”The two children he brought from his previous marriage are the biggest problem in his marital home. They steal. They are my headache.
“It is true that my children beat her and it is because Morufat undressed me during an argument and almost killed me that day.
“My son and I never sold his car. The truth is that Morufat joined our daily collaborating group and in the end we gave him the contribution that he deserved ”, he said.
Upon sentencing, Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of the court, dissolved the 12-year marriage.
Odunade maintained that he dissolved the union to prevent any action that could result in bloodshed.
Therefore, it awarded custody of the two children to the plaintiff and ordered the defendant to pay N10,000 as a monthly child feeding allowance. (YAYA)