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Domestic Violence: Man Moves To Dissolve 18-Year-Old Marriage

A man, identified as Abiodun Akinyemi, has dragged his wife, Christiana Akinyemi, before a Mapo Grade’A’ Customary Court in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital for allegedly making his life miserable.

The man asked the court to dissolve his 18-year-old marriage to his estranged wife, in order for him to have peace of mind.

While testifying during the court session, the husband alleged that he was forced to take refuge in his church when he could no longer take the misery his wife melts on him.

“My lord, life was not easy for me in the past 18 years since I got married to Christiana. In fact, she regularly comes to my place of work to cause mayhem and harass me.

“To avoid bloodshed, I left home to stay in the church but Christiana did not stop coming to disturb and fight me.

“Worst still, Christiana is making every attempt to kill me and I’m no more interested in her.

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“Please, grant me custody of my four children and order her out of my house,” Abiodun begged the court.

While responding to her husband in a counterargument, Christiana told the court that Abiodun, who resides in the Olodo area of the state, was grossly irresponsible and does not fend for the family.

The defendant, who is a caterer said, “My husband told me that his pastor informed him that I’ve been the cause of his miseries and problems.

“Besides, he hasn’t been paying the children’s school fees. Furthermore, I went to Akinyemi’s office because he was unreachable for long and the children needed something.”

After listening to the testimonies of the couple, the court’s President, Mrs S.M. Akintayo advised the plaintiff and the respondent to maintain peace and order while she adjourned the suit until Aug. 3 for judgment.

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