Court Dissolves Six-Year Marriage Over Adultery, Pride

An Ile-Ife Customary Court on Thursday dissolved the
six-year old marriage between Sunday Adelakun and his wife Rasidat over
adultery and pride.
The husband, had on November 2, urged the court to dissolve
the union for alleged adultery, uncooperative attitude, pride and constant
He told the court that they got married in 2009 and the
marriage was blessed with two children namely: Seyi Adelakun, 5, and Imole
Adelakun, 11 months.

“My wife fornicates and never gives me rest since we got married.
She has no courtesy neither respect for me and my family.
“I’m tired of her, there was a time her boyfriend attacked
me. He would have killed me, if not for God, to the extent that I was
“If the divorce is delayed, she would eventually kill me and
marry her concubine, the earlier the better for the safety of my life,” he
The President of the Court, Chief Abioye Olatunbosun, in his
judgement, dissolved the marriage, but ordered that the dowry should not be
He then awarded the custody of the two children to the
defendant and advised her to take them to government hospital whenever any of
them fell ill.
He also ordered that the plaintiff pay N3,000 every month
per child for the children’s upkeep and that he takes full responsibility of
their education.

The court advised both parties to give peace a chance and
desist from causing trouble henceforth.
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