Court dissolves 21-year-old marriage over wife’s refusal to cook for family

Court dissolves 21-year-old marriage over wife’s refusal to cook for family

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Thursday dissolved a 21-year-old marriage over the wife’s refusal to cook food for the family.

 

Earlier, Ojo Ayeni, a painter, alleged that his wife, Sade, had stopped preparing meals for him and his three children since 2018.

 

The judge, Odunade, dissolved the marriage in the interest of peace.

 

He granted custody of the first child to Ojo and the custody of the remaining two children to Sade.

 

The judge, however, ordered Ojo to pay N10,000 to Sade as monthly feeding allowance.

 

Earlier, Ayeni told the court that whenever he reported Sade to her parents and family members, she never took him seriously.

 

“My lord, the problem even worsened when Sade started mocking me whenever she sees me cooking for the children.

 

“In fact, she now returns home very late in the night and has caused great division in the home.

 

“I have developed a High Blood Pressure as a result of the crisis and I would not want to resort to self-help,” Ojo said.

 

Responding, Sade objected to the divorce plea and denied some of the allegations that were levelled against her.

 

“Yes. I admit that I stopped cooking my husband’s meals because he accused me of trying to poison the food,” she said.

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