A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, has dissolved a 17-year-old marriage between Rukayat and Rasaq Muniru, over their diferences on sex.
Rukayat told the court that Muniru was shameless and found nothing wrong in having sex with her in the presence of their grown-up children.
“Muniru rented a room in a face-face apartment for me and our four children, both male and female, at Olunloyo area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, because he has married another wife.
“He sees nothing wrong in having sex with me in their presence as matured as they are.
“Whenever the children saw us making love, I used to remind him of the negative effect it might have on them and task him on the need to rent one more room for our privacy.
“Anytime I refused him sex, he beat the hell out of me, tore my clothes and injured me.
“I have reported him to his parents on several occasions, but he has failed to change.
“Muniru doesn’t cater for the children and doesn’t even want to know whether they are educated or not,” Rukayat said.
The court president, Mr Ademola Odunade, in his judgment, held that the court dissolved the marriage because it considered the wellbeing of everyone involved important.
“The court had fulfilled the mandatory adjournments, but Muniru still refused to show up which meant admission of guilt,” he said.
He ordered Muniru to pay a monthly feeding allowance of N6,000 as well as take responsibility for the