Read How A Wife's "Tasteless" Food Crashed Her 21-Year-Old Marriage

An Igando Customary Court has
dissolved a 21-year-old
marriage over the wife’s, Aisha
Abiodun, poor cooking.
Delivering his judgment, the
President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, said the petitioner –
Ashimiyu Abiodun, 54, – was
adamant despite all mediation to
safe the marriage.
“Since the petitioner has insisted
on divorce after several interventions, the court has no
choice than to dissolve the union
despite the wife’s claim that she
still loves her husband.
“The court pronounced the
marriage between Ashimiyu Abiodun and Aisha Abiodun
dissolved today; both parties,
henceforth, ceased to be
husband and wife.
“Both are free to go their
separate ways without any hindrances or molestation,”
Omilola ruled.
Earlier, the petitioner, Mr
Ashimiyu Abiodun, 54, had
approached the court and asked
it to dissolve his 21-year-old marriage over his wife’s alleged
poor cooking. “My wife did not know how to
cook, her food was always
tasteless. Anytime she cooked
and I complained about her
food, she would tell me to
cook myself. “And I started cooking my food
because if I had continued
eating her food, I might have
fallen sick,” he said.
Abiodun said, “My wife was very
dirty; she would not wash or sweep the house, everywhere in
the house used to smell.
“She kept packing used plates
for four days or more without
washing them and I was always
doing the cleaning. “Aisha would out every Friday
and returned on Sunday
evening. During weekdays, she
would leave home by 7 a.m. and
returned at midnight and I dared
not query her. “Aisha had turned my children
against me, they had stopped
respecting me and she would
not allow me to correct them
whenever they erred.
“On several occasions, my wife and my first son had torn my
clothes in the public when I
wanted to beat him for his
wrong doing,” he said.
Abiodun said his wife was lazy
saying she ruined the shop he equipped for her on three
occasions.
But Aisha, 46, a launderer, said,
“I did not know why my
husband stopped eating my
food. I tried my best to give him good food but he was always
complaining that my food was
tasteless.
“I was not dirty as I was always
cleaning the house,” she said.
Aisha urged the court not to grant her husband’s plea, saying
“I still love him”.
NAN