A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Tuesday, dissolved the 11-year-old
marriage between Nurudeen Mabinuori and Zainab on grounds of sex starvation
and fear of contracting sexually transmitted disease.
Delivering judgment, Chief Henry Agbaje, the President of the court held
that the court had done everything possible to settle the problem between
Mabinuori and Zainab, all to no avail.
Agbaje consequently dissolved the union in the interest of peace and
granted custody of the only child to Zainab.
The arbitrator ordered Mabinuori to pay N5,000 as the child’s monthly
He further ordered Mabinuori to pay N84,000 for accommodation for Zainab
and the baby.
Earlier, Mabinuori said that he was no longer willing to continue with the
marriage due to his wife’s stubbornness and violence.
Responding, Zainab, challenged Mabinuori, asking him to tell the court the
Zainab alleged that her in-laws are aware of the real reason behind the
prayer for divorce.