A woman, identified as Muibat Lawal, has asked a Mapo Grade A Customary Court in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, to dissolve her marriage on the grounds of domestic violence.
The mother of two alleged that her husband, Abduljelil Lawal, does not show her love, publicly assaults her and is responsible.
In her testimony on Friday, Muibat told the court that she met and fell in love with Lawal on Facebook.
The victim said, “After our wedding in Offa Town, Lawal’s irresponsibility became well pronounced as he turned to me as his punching bag. He beats me anytime I beg him to provide for us at home.
“In fact, he accuses me of infidelity and subjects me to public assault.”
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Muibat pleaded with the court to grant her request for the dissolution of the marriage since there was no love lost between the couple.
The defendant denied assaulting the mother of two but did not object to the dissolution of their union.
He told the court “she is free to go if she wishes, and I’m ready to cater for the children.”
Delivering her judgment, the President of the Court, Mrs S.M. Akintayo held that since the petitioner proved beyond reasonable doubt that her marriage to Lawal had gone sour, the court owed it a duty to grant her request for dissolution of the same in the interest of peace.
A monthly payment of N15,000 was awarded for the upkeep of the two children the union produced, as the petitioner was granted their custody.
Akintayo further made an order restraining Lawal from either threatening, harassing or interfering in the private life of Muibat.
She, however, made a consequential order to the effect that the duo should be jointly responsible for the education and other welfare of the children.