He had accused his wife of infidelity and the fact that his wife had plans to elope with her lover.
When she was only four months pregnant, he had caught her with her lover in their matrimonial bed. The lover had also laid claims to the unborn child which made the cleric devastated.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Cleric was influenced to change his decisions pertaining to his wife and unborn child and take them in.
“I caught Mariam in bed with another man when she was just four months pregnant. I was angry with her but we settled the matter. The man also laid claims to the baby.”
“But after medical reports revealed that the date given by the man proved him wrong about the date of the pregnancy, I accepted her back,” he said.
Unfortunately, things went sour again as the wife started having an extramarital relationship with her lover.
He said “My lord, I caught her trying to elope with that same man. Mariam is wayward.”
Reacting to this news, Mariam insisted that her husband is irresponsible and uncaring and hence, she sought companionship from her lover.
However, she didn’t deny trying to elope with her boyfriend.
The Mapo Customary Court sitting in Ibadan dissolved the six-year-old marriage in the interest of peace on Friday.
The President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade held that the marriage was not built on a solid foundation of love and trust so the dissolution of the union is imminent.
In addition, Odunade awarded custody of the child to Mariam and directed Olalere to pay N5,000 for the child’s monthly upkeep.