A housewife, Olayinka Adebayo has told an Akure Customary Court in Ondo
State, that she deserted her matrimonial home for three years to avoid
being used for rituals by her husband, Adeniyi.
Olayinka, who made this known when she testified in a divorce petition
filed by her husband, told the court that Adeniyi had once asked her to
lie on a white apparel and be chanting some words.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), she recalled that she had
to change her place of worship, which was the Redeemed Christian Church
of God to Cherubim and Seraphim, having
realised that her life recorded no positive impacts.
The respondent said that she also approached a herbalist in the course of overcoming her life challenges.
Adeniyi had told the court to dissolve his 15-year-old marriage to
Olayinka for alleged desertion for three years, night outing,
promiscuity and talkative’s trait.
He noted that he would have forgiven her if the respondent had listened and corrected her perceived waywardness.
In his judgement, Mr Ayodele Omotola, the President of the court, said
that all efforts to resolve the lingering rifts failed and dissolved the
Omotola ordered that the petitioner should be paying N10,000 to the
court’s registry every month for educational and feeding need of the
He added that both parties should be responsible for medicals and other
needs of the children, saying that the respondent should give the
respondent access to the children.