An Ibadan Customary Court sitting at Mapo on Monday dissolved the eight-year-old marriage between one Matthew Dipo and his wife, Oluyemisi, after the latter attempted to burst her husband’s testicles.
The Presiding President of the court, Mr Ezekiel Ogundipe, held that the court would not encourage any act that could lead to loss of life.
“I put an end to your marriage so that there will be peace and order. I urge both of you to refrain from one another from today onwards.
“Dipo shall pay a monthly feeding allowance of N2,500 for the upkeep of the three year-old child with Oluyemisi,” he said.
Dipo, who claimed to be an evangelist, had earlier told the court that Oluyemisi had made his marriage a misery.
“Oluyemisi not too long ago exposed me to public ridicule by tearing my clothes, including my underwears, and almost burst my testicles.
“It took my doctor time to rescue me from this ordeal.
“She never took care of the home, let alone the children or even prepare meals.
“I had to combine evangelism with caring for the children and she even prevents church members from helping with the home chores.
“My church members were almost 50 in number at a point, but due to Oluyemisi’s domineering attitude, I hardly find one member attending any service today”, Dipo said.
Oluyemisi, however, said that Dipo and members of his family always assault her.
“He rendered me idle by asking me not to work and yet he doesn’t take care of me”, Oluyemisi said. (NAN)