On Friday (the 26th of March), a cleric, Abdulrasheed Olalere, filed for divorce at the Mapo Customary Court, Ibadan, where he told the court how he caught his wife, Mariam in bed with another man when she was barely four months pregnant. According to Mr. Abdulrasheed;
”I caught Mariam in bed sleeping with another man when she was just four months pregnant. I was angry with her but we settled the matter,” he said. ” The man also laid claims to the baby. But after medical reports, revealed that the date given by the man proved him wrong about the date of the pregnancy, I accepted her back. My lord, I caught her trying to elope with that same man. Mariam is wayward.”
Reacting to all the allegation, his wife did not deny the allegations, but revealed that her husband was irresponsible and uncaring.
The court dissolved the six-year-old marriage in the interest of peace, granting custody of the child to Mariam and directing the husband to pay N5,000 for the child’s monthly upkeep.
The President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade, stated that the marriage was initially not built on a solid foundation of love and trust.