An Oke-Ogbere customary court in Ibadan, on Thursday, August 16, has dissolved a 3-year-old marriage between a Nigerian woman identified as Temilade Oyeyemi and her husband, Ayo Oyeyemi, over deception and adultery.
The court was presided over by Sulaiman Olaniyi said: “In the interest of peaceful living, the union between Temilade and Ayo has ceased to be."
“Temilade shall take custody of the 2 and a half-year-old child produced by the union while Ayo shall pay a monthly allowance of N3,000 for the child’s upkeep in addition to being responsible for his welfare.”
According to NAN, Olaniyi, who also held that no form of deception could last forever advised young men to take care of their parents so as not to incur the wrath of God.
28-year-old Temilade while narrating her ordeal, told the court that her husband deceived her by presenting his concubine to her as his aunt.
She said: “After I had pledged my future in marriage with Ayo three years ago, he completely deceived me that his concubine was his aunt. During the wedding, he introduced the same woman to my family as the only person that could stand in place of his late mother and my family, unknowingly, accepted his deception. Ayo then took me to his mistress’s apartment to live."
Temilade said that the lady gave her all that she needed and she was happy living with the two secret lovers.
She continued and said: "I noticed that at around 1am on most days, Ayo would leave my side on our matrimonial bed. He would move to the floor where his secret lover he referred to as his aunt was sleeping to romance and have sleep with her.
He often would blame the hot weather for his usual reason for leaving my side to sleep on the floor. It then became clear to me that Ayo and that lady were never related but that they were, in fact, secret lovers.’’
Temilade said that when she was pregnant, Ayo never took care of her but he abandoned his responsibilities to his parents-in-law. She said: "Ayo is not trustworthy, he is a wicked man,’ dissolve our union."
Briefly.co.za learned that 38-year-old Ayo conceded to the dissolution of the marriage after he had denied some of the allegations leveled against him by Temilade.
Ayo, who claimed to be a building engineer contended that his wife was a good-for-nothing and lazy woman. He said: “My lord, I am responsible for my cooking and washing, I have all along catered for Temilade’s needs.”
In his testimony, Ayo’s father, however, pointed out that his son was a terrible husband and a fornicator. The man said: “Ayo never told anybody in the family about his wedding and we are surprised about how everything has turned out. No one knows the concubine he is parading as his aunt.
In fact, Ayo has never taken care of me since I had an accident in 2010. I am praying this court to settle the matter for them."
Some of Temilade’s family members in their separate testimonies presented evidence of how Ayo maltreated his wife and prayed the court to terminate the union.
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