“My husband plans to use me for rituals”- Divorce-seeking wife tells court

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A Customary Court in Mapo, Ibadan, last week, dissolved a six-year-old marriage between a trader, Kaosara Okeowo, and her husband, Lateef, over an alleged threat to life.

The mother of two told the court that she was in danger because her husband wants to use her for rituals.

Delivering the judgment, Chief Ademola Odunade,  President of the court, dissolved the marriage in the interest of peace.

Odunade awarded custody of the two children to Okeowo.

The arbitrator ordered Lateef to pay N10,000 as child support.

Testifying, Okeowo said:” My lord, things are not going on well. He requests for unusual and personal things from me”.

In his defence, Lateef denied the allegations.

”She can go if she wants to leave. I want the court to order her to return my cooking utensils, clothes, and a big ram in her custody,” he said.

In his testimony, Lateef’s father argued that his son was not ritualistic and that his daughter-in-law was just an opportunist who had found another man with more money.

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