Sakirat Alagbe had brought a divorce suit before Oja Oba/Mapo Court C Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State, praying the court to put an end to the relationship between her and her husband, Adelani Alagbe and award her custody of their four children.
“He often tells me to feed the family with my income and this I do on a regular basis because I don’t want our children to suffer.”Any time I cook, he takes the largest share and the best part of the meat or fish.
“He will also transfer his anger to the children the following day, shouting and cursing them, Sakirat said in court.”I’m solely responsible for our children’s education, clothing and other expenses because their father feels quite unconcerned.
“Our eldest child who is a girl ran away from home because he’s too harsh with the children. She’s presently staying with a church member, but this is unknown to him.”He believes the child is missing but feels unconcerned.
The defendant did not show up in court after having been served a court summon and court hearing.
Giving his judgment, the court president, Chief Ademola Odunade dissolved their union and granted the plaintiff custody of their four children.
The defendant was ordered to pay N10.000 monthly through the court as the children’s feeding allowance.