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Retiree threatens suicide if court fails to dissolve marriage

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
14 October 2021   |   9:29 pm
A 64-year old retired civil servant, Amos Akinlolu, has begged Grade ‘A’ Customary Court sitting at Mapo, Ibadan, to dissolve his 30-year-old marriage with his wife, Funmilayo, saying his wife has become a public ‘tap water’, all men drink.

A 64-year old retired civil servant, Amos Akinlolu, has begged Grade ‘A’ Customary Court sitting at Mapo, Ibadan, to dissolve his 30-year-old marriage with his wife, Funmilayo, saying his wife has become a public ‘tap water’, all men drink.
 
He told the court that his wife was an unrepentant adulterer, asking the court to separate him and the estranged wife.
     
The retiree said he would commit suicide if the court rejects his request, lamenting that life had become miserable, since he noticed his wife’s infidelity.
     
Akinlolu, who went down on his knees, begged the court: “My lord, peace has eluded my family, since Funmilayo started making herself a public tap, where all men fetch water.   
  


“I can no longer bear living under the same roof with an adulterous wife, because she poses a threat to me.  I will commit suicide, if this court refuses my prayer”.
   
Responding, the estranged wife, described her husband’s allegation as baseless, adding that contrary to his allegation, he has never caught any man in bed with her.
 
The woman argued that her husband kept accusing her of infidelity without any proof, adding that it was the reason there had not been peace in the family.
   
The woman said she did not do anything wrong.
   
But all the five children by the couple supported their father’s request that the marriage be dissolved for peace to reign in the family.

The President of the court, Mrs. Imoleayo Akinrodoye, in her ruling, dissolved the marriage in the interest of peace.