A woman identified as , Abimbola Olajumoke, was awarded N1 million by a Customary Court in Igando, Lagos State, after dissolving her 12-year-old marriage with her husband, Gbolahan.
The court president, Akin Akinniyi said the union had broken down irredeemably, and said the woman should use the money as ‘severance package’ and rental fee for a new apartment.
Gbolahan Olajumoke had filed for the divorce in July last year on the ground that he no longer loved his wife due to her frequent fighting, lack of respect, fetishism, among others.
But the court referred the couple to its IDR Section as a means of resolving the differences in the marriage.
Months later, Mrs. Olajumoke told the court that they had resolved their differences, while the husband insisted that nothing had changed.
“We lived in a family house in Ikorodu and my wife was always fighting with members of my family. We left the family house because of that and moved to a rented two bed room apartment,” Mr. Olajumoke said.
“She continued with her fighting manner to the point of fighting the landlady which led to our being given a quit notice.
“She is also fetish. There was a day she called me and confessed of adding love portion into my ‘ewedu’ soup. She told me her mother gave her the love potion. Ever since I ate it, things have not being going well with me. So I had to pack out of the house to avoid being killed.
“She goes out at will. There was a time I ‘carried’ her in my car and her bag was filled with clothes. When I confronted her, she said her mother sent her to Epe. There was another time she went to market at Lagos Island and did not come back home. She claimed that the holdup was much.”
Mrs. Olajumoke, 49, from Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, denied all the allegations, saying she never stopped loving her husband and pleaded with the court not to dissolve their union.
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