Two decades of marriage has been flushed down the drain as a court ruled that the union between one Mr. Idowu Iyanda and his wife Florence can no longer stand due to irreconcilable differences.
President of the court, Mr Ademola Odunade, who presided over the case said:
“When wives refuse to keep to dos and don’ts binding a union, the result is usually tragic and bring about break up such as what is currently taking place.
“In the interest of peaceful coexistence, the union between Idowu and Florence has ceased to be henceforth.
The Arbitrator also granted the custody of the children to the husband, Idowu and ask the man to pay N3,000 to Florence to enable her to move out her property from the house. Mr Idowu, a carpenter had filed a complaint against his wife Florence, saying she’s an unrepentant prostitute and alcoholic who never respects him.
In his statement he said:
“My lord, when I entered into the marriage with Florence in 1996, I never knew that I was making a very terrible mistake for choosing her as a life partner.
“She is never to be trusted for a single moment in terms of fidelity as Florence has made herself a public tap where all sorts of men of easy virtue fetch water. My lord, times without number, I have caught her with men and I have warned her against the adulterous act.
“For the sake of emphasis my lord, our fourth and last child is a sickle cell patient, my own Genotype is AA, Florence is AS, how did our last child become an SS.
“Worst still, Florence is an addicted alcohol consumer. In fact, she still consumed one last night, this is the bottle, my lord. When she was complaining that she wanted to be riding a car, despite the fact that I don’t drive, I bought a car.
“We agreed that she will be driving the car, carrying me to and from my workshop. One day, Florence carried me to a particular point and abandoned me in the car and went her way.
“In addition, she no longer perform any of her conjugal rites and she quarrels with me all the time.
“Florence is a highly disobedient wife and she has even vowed to eliminate me from the surface of the earth. She poisoned the drinking water at home with the intention that I will drink it, but I got to know and refused to take the water.”
Meanwhile, Mrs Florence who is a hair dresser reportedly could not deny most of the allegations levelled against her by her husband. Rather she pleaded with the court to save her marriage. According to her she could not part ways with Idowu because they both achieved greatness together. Pleading her case she said:
“My lord, it is true that I consume alcohol, but it is only during cold weather.
“I wonder why Idowu is rejecting the paternity of our last child. I don’t know why he is an SS.”
The couple is said to reside at Alegun-Oleyo area of Ibadan, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).