An eight-year-marriage between Mr Adeloba Ogunrinde and his wife, Taiwo, has hit the rocks as the court separated the couple over the allegation that the husband stole the proceeds from the wife’s kerosene and recharge cards business.
Taiwo, 32, begged an Agege Grade A Customary Court to separate them, maintaining that the continuation of the marriage will ruin her life and business.
The wife said her business was going into comatose by the perpetual habit of her husband to steal the little money she made from it.
She added that her mother transferred the business to her in order for her to make ends meet. ” But instead of contributing to the growth of the business, my husband doesn’t want me to progress, he stole the whole money and make me a debtor”.
Taiwo said that her parents rescued her again by giving her N80,000 which she invested in the trade, but she could not afford to rent a shop. She claimed that her husband hardly gave her feeding allowance, adding that he gave his children N200 once in a week.
According to her, she had to pack out of Adeloba’s house when she realised that the burden was so much on her as her husband hardly paid N10,000 out of their children’s N40,000 school fees.
Adeloba denied the allegations and claimed that he had been paying N25,000 school fees, and N10,000 monthly feeding allowance. The court said since it could not force two unwilling adults together, it had no choice than to dissolve the marriage.
It therefore ordered that custody of the children should remain with Taiwo while Adeloba would pay N55,000 for education and N5,000 for medicals.