Court dissolves 16-yr-old marriage over husband’s infertility

An Ile-Tuntun Customary in Ibadan Wednesday, dissolved a 16--old marriage between a businesswoman, Toyin Bello, and her husband, Dotun over his infertility.

Bello petitioned the , seeking divorce grounds that her husband starved her of sex 10 years.










Delivering judgment, the President of the , Chief Henry Agbaje held that he dissolved the marriage in the interest of .

Agbaje ordered Dotun to move of the shared within seven days.

He warned any attempt to a breach of would be treated as a offence.

Bello in her petition, told the court that she could no longer bear the shame of childlessness.








got pregnant by someone to shield me husband from the shame of childlessness.

”He refused me sex  10 years. He also wants to kill me so that he will inherit my house.

left my home and now live in in a Church at Asi area in Ibadan. My lord,   cannot continue to waste my time with Dotun, age is no longer my side, please dissolve our ,” Toyin told the court.










Dotun however, opposed the suit, praying the court to beg his wife because she was a rare gem.

agree that have a medical condition which prevents me from having a child. She also locked me of her room,” he said. (NAN)