“I Ran Away To Avoid Being Used For Rituals By My Husband” – Wife Tells Court



A housewife, Olayinka Adebayo has told an Akure Customary Court that she deserted her matrimonial home for three years to avoid being used for rituals by her husband, Adeniyi.

Olayinka, who made this known when she testified on Wednesday in a divorce petition filed by her husband, told the court that Adeniyi had once asked her to lie on a white apparel and be chanting some words.

She recalled that she had to change her place of worship which was Redeemed Christian Church of God to Cherubim and Seraphim, having realised that her life recorded no positive impacts.

The respondent said that she also approached a herbalist in the course of overcoming her life challenges.

Adeniyi had told the court to dissolve his 15-year-old marriage to Olayinka for alleged desertion for three years, night outing, promiscuity and talkative trait.

He noted that he would have forgiven if the respondent had listened and corrected her perceived waywardness.

In his judgment, Mr Ayodele Omotola, the President of the court, said that all efforts to resolve the lingering rifts failed and dissolved the marriage.

Omotola ordered that the petitioner should be paying N10,000 to the court registry every month for educational and feeding need of the children.

He added that both parties should be responsible for medicals and other needs of the children, saying that the respondent should give the respondent access to the children.


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