Man molests wife who refused to worship family idol

Alele has asked the Idi-Ogungun Customary Court to dissolve her marriage to her husband over his abusive behaviour.

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She presented her request before the Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan where she wants her marriage to Anthony dissolved due to brutal treatment.

Alele's statement during the court hearing reads,  “My husband asked me to join him to worship his family idol several times but l refused, and this made him to beat me always.

“His parents did not want him to marry me but we came together since he claimed to love me but he changed.

“He even took the only child of the union from me and cannot really say where he kept my child.

“I pray the court to grant my request for divorce; I am not ready to worship any idol and l don’t want die young due to his constant beating.”

Mukaila Balogun, the court president ruled in favour of the petitioner granting her custody of her only child with Anthony.

Balogun also ordered the defendant to pay N4,000 as child support on a monthly basis.

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