Divorce: Court dissolves 10-year-old marriage over infidelity

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Tunde, who works with Zartech in Ibadan, alleged that his wife was sleeping around in the neighbourhood.

A 10-year-old marriage between one Tunde Atunda and his wife, Tosin, was on Friday dissolved by a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan over infidelity by the wife.

Mr Ademola Odunade, the President of the court, ruled that the decision to dissolve the union was in the interest of peace and tranquility.

He awarded THE custody of the eight-month old child of the union to Tosin and directed Tunde to pay a monthly feeding allowance of N5, 000.

Tunde, who works with Zartech in Ibadan, alleged that his wife was sleeping around in the neighbourhood.

“I recently discovered that Tosin is no longer faithful to our union as various shapes of men sleep with her in the neighbourhood.

“She did not take into cognisance the trouble she went through when she could not conceive for 10 whole years.

“Besides, Tosin doesn’t give me rest of mind as she has constituted herself into a nuisance,” said Tunde.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tosin, a fashion designer, consented to the petition.

She, however, denied the allegation that she was unfaithful to her husband.

“I have endured psychological, emotional and physical trauma as a result of staying faithfully in the union with Tunde only to be paid back with this evil.

“For 10 solid years, all my attempts to conceive for him proved abortive as we recently got to know that Tunde had all long been responsible for my infertility.

“The last medical test both of us did at a private hospital in Ibadan revealed that nothing was wrong with my womb, but that Tunde had low sperm count.

“We were treated, given drugs and in three weeks, I got pregnant for him.

“Just recently, when Tunde was at work, a woman came to our apartment crying.

“She told me that Tunde impregnated her, but asked her to go and abort the pregnancy because he didn’t want me to know about it.

“When he got back home, I confronted him with the matter and he pleaded with me, promising that he would never marry the woman.

“Thereafter, he started behaving strangely, asking me to leave his home.

“Knowing that I have all along been good to him, his relatives asked me to remain in the house, but Tunde threw out my belongings.

“He has now gotten married to that lady, exposing me to ridicule, shame and impoverishment,” Tosin said. 



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