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Court dissolves five-year-old marriage for peace to reign


A customary court sitting at Mapo, Ibadan, on Wednesday dissolved a five-year-old marriage between Abiola Azeez, a businessman and his wife, Ayobami in the interest of peace.

The President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade, also advised Azeez to file a separate suit in order to claim his property, allegedly taken away by Ayobami.

Azeez, a resident of Muslim-Odinjo area of Ibadan, had approached the court to dissolve the marriage over uncomplimentary behaviour by his ex-wife.

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Azeez told the court that in spite all his efforts at making his ex-wife happy, she had incurred heart attacks through her uncomplimentary behaviour.

He said that although the marriage was not blessed with a child, he had no rest of mind because of her problems.

“One night, I caught Ayobami writing a suicide note and how she would poison herself to death.

“I was shocked that Ayobami did this not minding that she never lacked anything under my watch as her husband.

“I made efforts to build a house for her, but she rejected it.

“Instead, Ayobami demanded that I should give her N2 million, which I did, but to my surprise, she squandered the money.

“In fact, I have no rest of mind because of her problems,” he said.

Azeez said when he was away on business trip, Ayobami allegedly stole his plasma TV, a refrigerator, a set of chairs, a generating set and two mattresses.

“I don’t want her to kill me, please separate us,” Azeez begged the court.

Ayobami was, however, not in court to respond to the allegations levelled against her.

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The bailiff told the court that he had served hearing notices on the respondent, adding that he was surprised Abayomi was not in court.

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