A hairdresser, Bosede Aregbesola, has filed for a divorce from her estranged husband, Aina, who she claims is an armed robber.
The president of a customary court in Mapo, Ibadan, Ademola Odunade, while delivering judgment advised intending couples to know their partners well before entering into marriage to reduce the rate of divorce.
Mr Odunade, who dissolved the six-year-old marriage and awarded custody of the only child to Ms Aregbesola said that lack of understanding has made some couples quit marriage after observing some behaviour of their spouse.
He ordered Mr Aina to pay N5,000 monthly as child support.
Ms Bosede in her testimony said: “immediately I got pregnant, he was arrested, convicted and sentenced for armed robbery in Ondo.
”I waited until he completed his jail term, thinking that he would change.
“However, I discovered that he still had his old ways,” she said.
Ms Bosede said that Mr Aina refused to introduce her to his mother, further accusing him of adultery and threat to her life.
Mr Aina, who claimed to be working with a yoghurt company in Ibadan, opposed the suit.
He did not deny most of the allegations levelled against him.
He prayed the court to prevail on his wife to stay with him because she stood by him in his trying years.
“There is no woman like Bosede, she is everything to me. I never threatened her life. If my lord will grant her request, please, give me unhindered access to my child,” Mr Aina said.