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Court puts end to septuagenarian’s marriage over alleged adultery

An Idi-Ogungun Customary Court sitting at Agodi in Ibadan on Wednesday dissolved a 10-year-old loveless marriage between a 30-year-old woman, Alimot, and her 73-year-old husband, Nafiu Azeez, citing accusation of adultery by the husband.

Alimot had filed a divorce suit on the grounds that her husband was in the habit of accusing her of having extra-marital affairs.

The court’s President, Chief Mukaila Balogun, dissolved the union and awarded the custody of their only child Alimot.

Balogun ordered Azeez to pay N3, 500 as monthly allowance for the maintenance of the child and warned both parties against fomenting trouble.

Earlier, Alimot had told the court that the respondent had always accused her of sleeping with “anything in trousers”.

“He is a jealous man; I dare not greet other men because of his suspicion about my movement.

“My husband always accused me of infidelity because he felt he was too old to satisfy me sexually, but I was okay with the way he performed on bed,” she said.

Alimot described her estranged husband, a retired solder, as stubborn, who did not give her rest of mind.

The respondent, Azeez, however, agreed to the dissolution of the marriage, saying “she does not listen to instructions.”

“I warned her several times to stop her bad behaviour but she refused.

“My Lord, she used to go to the market in the morning and return in the evening, she packed out willingly on Dec.31, 2016 and did not return till date.’’

Azeez urged the court to grant him custody of their child, saying “my child is my only hope because I have no other child in life.”

NAN

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