Wife requests divorce of broken windscreen

A businesswoman, Seun Farinloye, on Tuesday urged a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve her 8-year-old marriage to her estranged husband, Farinloye Adedeji because of their frequent disagreement and domestic violence.

The mother of three who lives at the Oluyole area of Ibadan testified before Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of the court that her husband had angrily destroyed her vehicle windscreen because of disagreement. “My lord, my husband gets angry easily. Whenever he is angry, he is capable of doing anything.
“He had on many occasions threatened to kill me. He gets angry with trivial issues. We once had a disagreement and he asked me to give him my car key but I felt reluctant.
“He, therefore, threatened to break the windscreen of the jeep and before I look back, he had broken it. Since that day, I decided to walk away from the marriage because he could wake up one day and kill me,” she said.
The respondent, who is a manager at a multinational company at Oluyole Ibadan, was not in court to defend the allegations leveled against him.
Odunade consequently dissolved the marriage.
He granted the custody of the three children in the marriage to the petitioner and ordered the respondent to pay the sum of N15,000 as the children’s monthly feeding allowance and urged him to be responsible for their education and other welfare.

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