Alhaji Suleiman Apanpa, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Thursday dissolved a 10-year-old marriage between one Gabriel Adebayo and his wife, Olubisi, over theft of land documents and home appliances.
Apanpa held that the court dissolved the union because Olubisi’s actions showed that she planned to inherit her husband’s property even when he was still alive.
He advised men and women to be very prayerful before choosing a spouse.
“The union between Gabriel and Olubisi has ceased to be in the interest of peaceful living.
“Custody of the child produced by the union is granted to Olubisi, and Gabriel is, hereby, directed to pay N5,000 as monthly feeding allowance of the child.
“He is also to be responsible for the child’s education and other welfare.
“A copy of this judgment shall be served on the respondent so that she would be aware of the court’s decision,” said the arbitrator.
Narrating his ordeal, Gabriel, who is believed to be around 70 years of age, said that his wife had stolen documents of all he had laboured for all through his life.
“I have taken the painful decision of calling it quits with Olubisi because of the numerous problems she has been creating in my home.
“After I married her 10 years ago, I discovered that receipts of some of my property, such as land and house, disappeared for no reason.
“Worst still, some electrical gadgets, such as television, CD player, fan, among others also disappeared from the house.
“There is nothing I have not done to persuade Olubisi to return all my stolen items, but she refused to bring them back.
“Besides, Oluibisi has been having running battles with my tenants with the intention of sending them away.
“After instigating crises in the house, Olubisi tells me to eject tenants and I have almost ejected them all.
“She is threatening my life, I can no longer live with her,” Gabriel said.
However, the respondent was not in court to defend herself.
The court’s bailiff, who took the hearing notice to her, said she was not willing to make any appearance in the matter.
“I have personally given Olubisi hearing notice on three different occasions, but she told me that she will never come to the court,” said the bailiff.
Bayelsa APC Writes Oshiomhole Over Adoption Of Direct Mode Of Party Primary
The leadership of the APC in Bayelsa State has officially written to the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole over the...
30 Nigerian Students Get Full U.S. Govt Scholarship
U.S. government had given university scholarship to 30 outstanding Nigerian students to enable them to study in the U.S and...
U.S. Designates Hezbollah Leader Global Terrorist, Offers $7m For Information
The United States Government has designated Salman Salman, a key leader of the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah, as a “special...
Court Remands 2 Teenagers For Allegedly Defiling 13-year-old Girl
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that two teenagers, who allegedly defiled their friend’s 13-year-old sister, be remanded...
Kaduna Guber Tribunal Adjourns As el-Rufai Opens Defence
The Justice Ibrahim Bako-led Kaduna State Governorship Election Tribunal has adjourned sitting to next Tuesday, July 23, to enable the...
Cuban Govt. Pardons Over 2,600 Inmates
The Cuban Government has granted pardon to 2,604 inmates, a government release said on Friday. The pardon took effect on...
Police Name Suspect In Japan Animation Studio Fire
Japanese police have named the man suspected of carrying out a deadly arson attack on an animation studio. Shinji Aoba...
FEATURES18 hours ago
Edo House Of Commotion And NASS Intervention
FEATURES4 hours ago
Sen Abbo Abducted My Daughter – Father
COVER STORIES18 hours ago
Laundered Funds Used To Finance Terrorism – PMB
ENTERTAINMENT18 hours ago
Cardi B Fires Back At Lawyer For Blasting Her Courtroom Attire
FEATURES18 hours ago
Exploring Untapped Potential Of African Pharma Markets
COLUMNS18 hours ago
Death Of An Icon
FEATURES18 hours ago
Exclusively Woman : Imperative Of Salvaging 3.6m Nigerian Female Drug Addicts
OPINION18 hours ago
NBC Vs. AIT: The Dilemma Of Media Freedom