The 10-year-old marriage between Faith Usman and her husband Idris was on Tuesday dissolved by an Ile-Ife Customary Court in Osun over frequent misunderstandings and lack of care.
Faith, a business woman at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, had urged the court to dissolve the marriage because of Usman’s constant trouble, persistent fighting, lack of care and neglect.
She said the marriage was contracted in 2004 and was blessed with two children, Victor, 7, and Blessing, 5.
Faith also told the court that her husband was fond of quarrelling with her constantly, adding that Usman did not want her to work.
“I cannot continue with my husband, he has not been showing love and care to me and my two children” she said.
Faith prayed the court to grant her the custody of the children so that she could take proper care of them educationally and morally.
Usman, however, denied his wife’s allegation, but accused her of selling beer and wanted to turn herself into a sex worker.
He told the court that he would not allow his house wife to be a sex worker.
The court president, Abidoye Olatunbosun, held that efforts to resolve the dispute between the couple had proved abortive, and dissolved the marriage.
He ordered them to go their separate ways, noting there was no love between them. He awarded custody of the two children to the mother, and ordered Usman to pay N4, 000 and N3, 000, respectively as upkeep for the children.
Olatunbosun also ordered that the children’s school fees and hospital bills should be taken care of by the father