Tue. May 21st, 2024

Musibau Azeez, a commercial driver, has petitioned an Ile-Tuntun customary court in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, to dissolve his 15-year-old marriage because Morufat, his wife, eloped with a witch doctor.r

In the petition before the court on Thursday, Azeez alleged that his life has been in danger since he decided to accept his wife back.

“Life has not been easy since I accepted my wife back after she eloped with a witch doctor eight years ago,” he said.

”Exactly a year after her return, Morufat delivered our child. She lied to me about the affair with the witch doctor.

“The witch doctor she eloped with has fortified her with so much charms that she has become a monster in my household. In fact, I am in great danger.”

Consenting to the suit, the respondent, however, denied some of the allegations leveled against her.

Morufats also accused her husband of being irresponsible, adding that she was earlier forced out of his house due to neglect.

“I left Azeez because he did not take good care of me and he wanted me to cater for the entire family,” she said.

“The little money I returned with was only enough for me to set up a petty trade. I spent all the money feeding him and his family.”

In his ruling, Henry Agbaje, president of the court, asked the couple to provide more evidence to substantiate their claims and advised them to maintain the status quo.

He ordered them to produce their relatives in court and thereafter adjourned the case until November 2, 2020 for judgment.

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