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An Ibadan based trader, Tawakalitu Olayiwola has told the Mapo Grade A customary court in Ibadan that her husband Ganiu Olayiwola gave her and her children N1000 as allowance for six months.
Tawakalitu said this on Wednesday while making a plea for dissolution of her 20-year-old marriage to Ganiu.
Tawakalitu told the Mapo Court that her husband had never been responsible for the welfare of their three.
She accused her husband of maltreating her and even stealing her television, money and mobile phone.
Tawakalitu alleged that her husband once attempted pouring acid on her which has made her hypertensive.
“Ganiu had never been a responsible husband to me and father to our three children.
“My Lord, he usually gives the three children and me N1,000 as feeding allowance for six months.
“Due to his lack of care, I worked very hard to keep the home going, especially the children, but Ganiu was unhappy with me.
“In fact, I started denying him sexual intercourse because I used to be too tired when he made advances to me at night.
“As a result, he labelled me an adulterer and unleashed mayhem on me.
“He even attempted pouring acid on me, and this is the reason why I became hypertensive”, she told the court.
The court’s President, Mrs S.M. Akintayo, held that there was no valid customary marriage between the couple based on the evidence available.
She however granted Tawakalitu the custody of the three children.
The court ordered Ganiu to take up the responsibility of feeding, schooling, and medical needs of the children. .
He was also prohibited from harassing, intimidating, or interfering with the personal life of the petitioner.
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