The president of a customary court of Mapo in Ibadan, Ademola Odunade, dissolved on Friday a three-year marriage between a businessman, Sherif Adesola and his wife, Damilola, for alleged poisoning and adultery.
Odunade said the relationship between Sherif and Damilola had been irreparably damaged. He gave custody of the two-year-old child to Damilola and ordered Sherif to pay a monthly allowance of N5,000 for child support.
Sherif had begged before his marriage dissolved. He said: “I want a divorce because I escaped death when Damilola poisoned my food.
I caught her with my hands in the dough, putting the poison in the food she wanted to serve me. When I reported the incident to his parents, nothing was done about it.
Damilola also embarrasses me and insults me in public. She also fights me and tears my clothes. “I don’t want Damilola to kill me, separate us,” Sherif pleaded.
The defendant, who consented to the divorce, denied some of the accusations. Damilola, who is a hairdresser, accused Sherif of being a womanizer. She alleged that he had an affair with a friend of his and impregnated her, reports NAN.