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Court Dissolves Man’s 9th Marriage In Oyo State

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The Marriage union between one Mr Akanmu Kasali and his ninth wife, Mujidat have been dissolved by the a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Tuesday over allegations of threat to life.

Mujida, who claimed that her husband is mischievous and troublesome, told Chief Ademola Odunade who was residing over the court that she had suffered enough in the marriage and was no longer in love with Kasali with whom she had three children.

“My lord, he beats me at will; he once locked me and the children inside a room at night.

“I have every reason to believe that he intends to kill me and the children; if not, why would he put poison in the food I was cooking. He is a threat to my life.

“I am fed up with this marriage. I plead that you will allow us to go our separate ways,” she said.

Reponsiing to Mudijat request for divorce and allegation of attempt murder, Kasali consented to the divorce, but denied attempting to poison Mudijat and the children.

“I seduced her from another man about 15 years ago, and we have three children.

“The poison she mentioned was just special leaves we used in cooking beans for the entire family; she is very much aware of this.

“I did not lock her in a room.

“However, I am in support of divorce,” he said.

The Judge severed the union after been convinced that the marriage was broke beyond repairs.

He awarded the custody of the children to Mujidat, and ordered Kasali to pay N10,000 monthly for their feeding.

“You are to equally take responsibility of the children’s education and healthcare,” the President told Kasali.

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