My Husband Is Not A Responsible Husband, Father For His Children, House Wife Tells Court


Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Wednesday dissolved a 15 year-old marriage between one Abiodun Oluwale and Oladipo over distrust and incessant battery.

Odunade said that he dissolved the marriage in the interest of peaceful living.

He awarded custody of the four children produced by the union to the plaintiff and ordered the defendant to pay N20,000 as the children’s monthly feeding allowance in addition to been responsible for their education and other welfare.

In her petition to the court, Abiodun, an Estate Agent who lived at Ajeigbe area in Ibadan said that she was tired of cat and rat marital lifestyle with her husband, therefore, the need for separation.

She further added that her husband had never been sincere from day one of their marriage.

“I submitted my entire life to Oladipo at the beginning of our marriage and he toyed with it.

“Oladipo is not a responsible husband not only to be, but also to our four children.

“In fact, I am responsible for the payment of the children’s school fees, feeding and the house rent.

“When I had a good job, I allowed Oladipo to withdraw freely from my account to the extent that he withdrew all my money some years ago and ran to the United States of America before he returned empty handed.

“All these did not stop him from torturing me with punches anytime he liked.

“My parents and his have both intervened times without number, but he never turned a new leaf,” Abiodun explained.

The defendant however, prayed court not to grant his wife’s prayer, even though he could not completely absurb himself of most of the allegations leveled against him.

Oladipo, a resident of Elewura-Challenge area in Ibadan and also an Estate Agent submitted that the major cause of the problem was that his wife never obtained permission from him for going to attend church programmes.

“It is true that Abiodun sometimes assisted me with the payment of house rent, but I only collected 30 percent of the total sum from her.

“Abiodun is such a stubborn wife, I go to the market to buy food and I care for our children.
“When she went to stay with her sick mother, I was solely responsible for the children’s care,” Oladipo said

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