A 49-year-old man, Gbenga Olomilua, yesterday, pleaded with a Grade C Customary Court sitting at Inanlende, Ibadan, to grant the divorce request of his wife, Rashidat, alleging that her promiscuity was out of control.
According to reports, Olomilua told the court that cheating, nagging and disrespect characterized his 10-year-old union with the plaintiff.
“I married her when she was nothing. Although I didn’t pay her dowry, yet I took care of her and provided for all her needs to make her satisfied.
“I work in Lagos, but I spend my weekends in Ibadan. Unfortunately, she used my absence as an opportunity to learn the acts of infidelity from her friends.
“She is now an expert, whose promiscuity has reached an alarming stage. She hardly stays at home to take care of the two kids of our marriage.
“She is fond of nagging, and she will never listen to, or obey my instructions and command as the husband.
“In this regard, her decision to end the marriage is a welcome development,” Olomilua stated.
Reports have it that Rashidat, 32, had earlier urged the court to dissolve the union on grounds of brutality and unrest of mind.
The plaintiff accused her husband of beating her whenever they have a misunderstanding.
“He even cut my hair with a razor in one of our fights. My lord, I am scared because I am not sure of what he wants to do with my hair.
“He does not treat me as a husband will treat his lovely wife. He maltreats me, never providing for my needs,” she said.
Rashidat said that since there was no love in the relationship, the court should dissolve the marriage.
Chief Ramoni Olafenwa, the President of the court, thereafter dissolved the marriage and gave Olomilua custody of the first kid.
However, Olafenwa granted Rashidat custody of the second child and ordered the respondent to pay the sum of N4,000 as monthly upkeep allowance for the child.
He therefore advised the two parties to stay away from each other and maintain peace at all costs.