A father of four, Olawale Busari, has asked a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Monday to dissolve his 23-year-old marriage to his estranged wife, Sekinat.
He alleged that Sekinat had been using charms to retard him economically and spiritually.
In his testimony before the president of the court, Ademola Odunade, Busari who resides at Ojoo area in Ibadan, said that his wife had been buoyant while he had been suffering setbacks in spite of all of his efforts.
He added that he had a very profitable occupation with fantastic incomes only for things to change for the worse.
Busari added that he invited their children to witness everything so that they could confirm their mother’s alleged diabolic attitude towards him.
Sekinat, however, opposed the suit and denied the allegation of retarding her husband’s progress.
She stated that the charm her husband was complaining about was kept in the house to ward off armed robbers.
In his judgment, Odunade held that the court had no other option than to dissolve the union since there was no peace between the couple.
He dissolved the union accordingly and awarded custody of the three eldest of the children to Busari and the fourth one to Sekinat.
The arbitrator ordered Busari to pay N4,000 to Sekinat monthly as the fourth child’s upkeep and also fund her education and other welfare needs.