An Ibadan Customary Court has dissolved the 26-year-old marriage between Wasiu Adebisi and Idowu Adebisi, based on the husband’s complaint that he could no longer cope with his wife’s stealing habit.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the union is blessed with four children.
The court president, Chief Mukaila Balogun, granted Adebisi’s prayer considering the fact that Idowu had failed to honour series of summons to defend herself.
Balogun ordered that the two older children be in the custody of the plaintiff, while the younger children remain with the defendant.
He also ordered the plaintiff to pay N6,000 monthly allowance for the upkeep of the two children in the care of the defendant.
Adebisi, a transporter, had told the court that he could no longer continue with their marriage because of the embarrassment his wife’s shameful act is causing him.
“She is in the habit of stealing my money, but has extended this habit to the neighborhood which is causing me embarrassment.
“Though I reported her to her parents who tried all possible means to curb the shameful act, but my wife refused to turn a new leaf and has rendered me broke.
“I dare not keep money or other valuable items in the house because she would locate it and steal it.
“I, therefore, want this court to end our marriage so that I can have savings and recover from this poor standard I’m presently living,” Adebisi pleaded.
Idowu was however not in court.