A court in Ibadan has approved the dissolution of a marriage between Bunmi Adewuyi and Adegbite Adewuyi over attack by ”spiritual forces.”
Concise News understands that the couple, who have a 13-year-old child together, were tied to each other for 14 years.
A Mapo Customary Court approved their request to end their union on Thursday after Bunmi had said that her life was in serious danger due to series of spiritual attacks in her husband’s home.
The court, presided over by Chief Ademola Odunade, said that the marriage had to be terminated to enable the couple live in peace.
He awarded custody of the child to Bunmi and directed the father to pay a monthly allowance of N5,000 for the child’s upkeep.
Adewuyi was also told to ensure he took care of the child’s education as well as other needs of the child.
“My lord, if I had known that my marital adventure will be characterised by unrest, bitterness and trauma, I would have chosen to remain a spinster,” Bunmi told the court.
“For over three years now, I have been suffering from uncontrollable menstruation after Adegbite had sexual intercourse with me.
“When I went to the hospital, the menstrual problem almost defiled treatment, but there was remedy at last.
“When Adegbite slept with me again, the problem started all over and since then, I have been battling it all alone.
“Then, he had been demanding sex from me without helping me to find solution to my problem.”
She continued, “Since I stopped allowing him to sleep with me, Adegbite stopped catering for the child while enjoying himself outside.
“Worst still, anytime Adegbite had sex with me, some spiritual forces used to strangle my neck.
“At other times, those forces carry me into the jungle and present food which I must eat.
“Besides, our newly constructed building is usually a meeting point for soldier ants while a given snake also carries out its own threat.
“Lately, I have been experiencing symptom of stroke on my leg, arm and leg.
“Adegbite has just married another wife, please release me from Adegbite’s bondage.”
But Adegbite denied any wrongdoing as he opposed the divorce suit.
Adegbite, who is a trader,
Expressing surprise at his wife’s arguments, Adegbite said that no form of dispute had occurred between them.
He said, “On her complaint about spiritual attacks, I wanted to take her to a Celestial Church, but Bunmi turned down the offer.
“We have just moved to a new site where snakes and soldier ants’ attacks are normal occurrence.”