Abiodun Akinyemi, a man seeking divorce, has made his case in court.
He asked a Mapo Grade’A’ Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his 18-year marriage to his estranged wife, Christina, claiming she is ruining his life.
In court, Akinyemi, who lives in Olodo, testified, “I was forced to seek refuge in my church when I could no longer bear the misery.”
”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.
“Please, grant me custody of my four children and order her out of my house,” Akinyemi begged the court.
Christiana’s counterargument was that her husband was completely irresponsible.
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 hearing the couple’s testimony, the court’s President, Mrs. S.M. Akintayo, advised the plaintiff and respondent to maintain peace and order while adjourning the case till Aug. 3 for judgment