My Wife Is A Prostitute; She Will Kill Me – Man Tells Court
A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday dissolved the 12 year-old marriage between one Adewole Ojo and his wife, Titilayo, over adultery and threat to life.
The President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade, held that the marriage had broken down irretrievably.
He said there was no need to further waste the time of the court as the couple had agreed to part ways.
The arbitrator, however, counselled prospective couples and spouses to learn from the mistakes of divorced couples by ensuing they conducted themselves well in their relationship.
“In the interest of peaceful coexistence, the union between Adewole and Titilayo has ceased to be henceforth.
“Custody of the four year-old child produced by the union is granted to Titilayo and Adewole shall pay a monthly feeding allowance of N4000 for the upkeep of the child.
“Adewole will also be responsible for the child’s education and other welfare needs.
“Titilayo is free to institute a legal case against Adewole in respect of her alleged N650,000 he owes her, ” he said.
Earlier, Adewale, who is the petitioner, had told the court that his wife sleeps around and was planning to kill him if nothing was done to separate the union.
“If I had known that I was associating with a prostitute as a wife 12 years ago, maybe I would have stopped and had a rethink before I am swept away.
“My lord, I always sweat day and night to ensure that Titilayo and our four-year-old child lacked nothing good in life.
“However, Titilayo’s mind was always on her escapades with her concubines, thereby, torturing me psychologically and emotionally.
“She continued in this manner until I eventually caught her red-handed with her concubine in my matrimonial home.
“Besides, she has since left my home in November 2017 with a three month-old pregnancy, I don’t know what happened to the pregnancy,’’ he said.
Adewole said that he had established a business for his wife to ensure that she was not idle, “but still that did not stop her from committing adultery.’’
“My lord, I am completely overwhelmed with the magnitude of disorder in which Titilayo has brought to my life, please separate us,” he said.
The respondent, Titilayo, however, denied being pregnant after giving birth to her daughter, adding that she supported divorce.
“My lord, there was never a time that I left Adewole’s home with a three-month old pregnancy.
“I want this court to know that the house in which we live was jointly built by both of us and I contributed a substantial sum of N650 000 to ensure its completion.
“I had nothing less than two trading shops with four salesgirls before I met my husband but it is all history today because Adewole made sure he ruined my businesses,” she said. (NAN)