Wife drags herbalist hubby to court for threatening her life

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  • She must refund the dowry, she’s a flirt – Husband

A housewife, Mrs. Mojisola Onile-Ola, has dragged her husband, Odunayo, before an Ile-Ife, Osun State customary court, seeking the dissolution of their four-year-old marriage over alleged threat to her life.
She also accused her husband, a herbalist, of allegedly beating her frequently and not caring for her and their only child.
Mojisola, who strapped her 4-year-old baby girl on her back while in the court, claimed that her husband always threatened to kill her mysteriously, adding, “He is a wicked herbalist.”
She further told the court that they got married in 2012 and that the marriage was blessed with a child named Success Onile-Ola.
Mojisola also maintained that her husband had not been cooperative and caring.
The plaintiff who said trouble started in their marriage since December 2015, prayed the court to dissolve their 4-year-old marriage, insisting that she was tired of tolerating her husband’s excesses.
The plaintiff’s mother, Mrs Bose Ayeni, who was in court, supported her daughter’s divorce and also testified that her husband was in the habit of beating and threatening to kill her someday.
But the defendant, who acknowledged being a herbalist, informed the court that he was also a prophet in a church.
Odunayo said, “Yes, I am a herbalist and I am also a prophet. I have been an iron bender before I married her (Mojisola). She is telling lies and I want the court to know that my wife is a flirt.
“I can only agree to divorce if she refunds the dowry I paid to her parents.”
The court granted the request of the plaintiff after she insisted that the defendant threatened to eliminate her.
The Deputy President of the court, Chief Bunmi Adegoke, dissolved the marriage and ordered that there would be no refund of the dowry as demanded by Odunayo.
The court also granted the custody of the only child of the marriage to Mojisola and asked her to always take the girl to a government hospital whenever she fell sick.
Odunayo was, however, ordered to pay N3,000 per month for the upkeep of the child and be responsible for her education.
The court urged both parties to maintain peace and desist from all forms of troubles as their union had been dissolved.