A businesswoman, Iyabo Donald, on Tuesday petitioned a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve her six-year-old marriage to estranged husband, Richard because he often treated her like a common criminal.
In her statement before Chief Ademola Odunade, the court’s President, Iyabo said she had lived in great fear and panic for the past six years of marriage.
Iyabo’s mother corroborated her daughter’s statement, saying that Richard could kill her daughter if the court failed to act now.
However, Richard, a mobile police officer, objected to the suit and prayed the court to help keep his marriage because he still needed her.
He admitted guilt but promised to make amends.
In his judgment, Odunade, however, pronounced the marriage dissolved in the interest of peace.
He awarded custody of the two children from the union, to the petitioner, and directed the respondent to pay N10,000 as their monthly feeding allowance, including being responsible for their education and welfare.