Court Dissolves 21-Year-Old Marriage Over Husband’s Laziness


An Ibadan Customary Court sitting in Mapo on Tuesday dissolved 21 year-old marriage between Mr. Ibrahim Tajudeen and his wife Idowu over laziness and irresponsibility.

President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade who granted Idowu’s request for dissolution of the marriage, declared that a peaceful coexistence between husband and wife was necessary in any marriage.

He said “It is our duty as a court to ensure peace wherever there is trouble.

“The union between Idowu and Ibrahim has ceased to be henceforth.

“Custody of the three children produced by the union is awarded to Ibrahim,” Odunade said.

Idowu, a mother of three while narrating her ordeal had earlier informed the court that Ibrahim was a lazy and irresponsible man, noting that she has been responsible for the payment of their house rent since 2016.

She said “My lord, Ibrahim is so lazy to the extent that even when I took it upon myself to download him a job, he chose to be lazy.

“I have tried times without number to ensure that he is productively engaged, but Ibrahim kept telling me that he is not strong.

“Besides, he is so troublesome that I can no more cope with his troubles.

“Worst still, I have been reduced to almost nothing because Ibrahim does not give the children and I any form of care. He neither clothes our Nakkedness nor does he provide for our food,we are just there.

“I am principally responsible for the children’s education and other needs.

“There is no more love between us, please, separate us”.

But, Ibrahim denied the allegations.

He said “My Lord, I have a well established car wash service and so it is not true that I am lazy. I provide Idowu’s needs according to my capability.

“I have been responsible for everything in the house and I will continue to perform my duty”.

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