According to reports in the Tribune, One Olumuyiwa Johnson has told Oja Oba/Mapo Court C Customary Court, Mapo Ibadan, Oyo State, that he’s no longer interested in his 24-year-old marriage to his wife, Basirat Omotayo.
It is also gather that Olumuyiwa in his divorce suit accused his wife of deceit, claiming that Basirat was unfaithful to him and added that she once attempted to cut his throat while he was sleeping.
Olumuyiwa declared before the court that he no longer loved his wife and prayed that their union be dissolved.
Basirat refused to come to court despite being served court summons on three different occasions.
Olumuyiwa in his testimony explained that: “Basirat and I got married 24 years ago but we lived together for only 15 years because she is a devil’s incarnate.
“I met Basirat shortly after I returned from abroad. My plan was to start a business and get well-established in it before thinking of marriage.
“Unfortunately, I had to shed this plan after I impregnated my wife while we were still dating.
“Basirat introduced me to the head of her church who was a prophet. I was reluctant joining her church because it is a white garment church while I’m a Catholic.
“She put so much pressure on me and I later gave in. Basirat further encouraged me to go to this prophet for prayers.
“My lord, I opened up to the prophet concerning every aspect of my life and he started oppressing and attacking me spiritually.
“I found it hard to explain to my wife what was happening to me.
“My lord, I was shocked to hear a few years into our marriage that my wife once dated this prophet and that they had just broken up when we met.
“I felt deceived and demanded to know the truth from her. Basirat refused to come clean about her relationship with the prophet. She hid some facts from me.
“We started experiencing a strain in our relationship from this moment.
“Five years after we got married, she told me she consulted some spiritualists who advised her to end her marriage to me and resume her relationship with the prophet.
“Basirat began to behave like an eccentric after this.
“She once put a knife to my throat while I was sleeping in the night and would have slashed it if I didn’t act in time.
“This prophet took ill and requested that I see him when he was at the verge of dying. The person who conveyed the message to me said the prophet told him he wanted to do a confession.
“My lord, unfortunately he died before I got to his place,” the plaintiff said.
He added that, “Basirat is irresponsible and cares less about our children’s welfare.
“Any time I gave her our children’s school fees to pay, she would divide it into two and make only half available to the school.
“My marriage to Basirat lasted only 15 years. We have been living separately for the past nine years. I no longer love her.
“My lord, my purpose for coming to court is to make the dissolution of our marriage official.
“I appeal to this court to grant me my prayer and also put our two children in my custody,” Olumuyiwa pleaded.
Giving his judgment, the court president, Chief Ademola Odunade, ruled that their union be dissolved.
According to him, the defendant’s refusal to come to court showed that she was no more interested in their union.
He granted custody of their two children to the plaintiff.
Odunade instructed that a copy of the judgment should be served the defendant.
Blasphemy: Court Charges Kano based Islamic Cleric Abduljabbar Over incitement, Sundry Offences, Remands In Correctional Centre
By Our Reporter, Kano.
Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, the Kano-based Islamic cleric famous for his controversial religious commentaries and statements that are regarded as statements mortifying the companions and sacrilegious to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) has been charged to court for blasphemy.
A statement issued by the commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba indicated that the development followed the receipt of the First Information Report from the police by the Office of the Attorney General and commissioner for justice which prepared charges against the cleric.
Abduljabbar was subsequently arraigned on Friday, July 16 before an Upper Sharia Court Judge, Kofar Kudu, Alkali Ibrahim Sarki Yola, where the charges that included blasphemy, incitement, and sundry offences were mentioned.
The statement added that after the court sitting, it adjourned the case to July 28, while the scholar would remain under police custody until Monday when he would be sent to prison till the adjourned date.
Abaji APC Primaries: Abuja High Court to Hear Abaji Chairmanship Candidate Substitution Suite Sept. 9, 14.
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
An FCT High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja, yesterday, fixed September, 9th and 14th 2021 to hear a suite filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship candidate of Abaji Area Council, for the February 12, 2022 council election, Alhaji Mohammed Angulu Loko, over his substitution by the national body of the party.
The presiding judge, Justice Adeniyi Esho, announced the adjournment after all counsels to the defendant failed to file their defense.
The party’s chairmanship candidate, Alhaji Mohammed Angulu Loko, through his counsel, ishaka Mudi Dikko (SAN) filed a suit before the court to challenge the national body of the APC for subtituting him after he duly won and was declared winner of the April 23, 2021 chairmanship primaries, which he said was monitored by INEC, APC electoral committee and security agents.
He added that it was wrong after Alhaji Mohammed Angulu Loko, was duly declared as winner of the party’s primaries and was issued with certified copies of result as the authentic chairmanship candidate, the national body of APC should turned around to submit Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, name who came second at the primaries to INEC as the party’s flagbearer.
He said in the suit that Alhaji Mohammed Angulu Loko, won 150 votes against his opponent, Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, who scored 123 votes, saying it was wrong for the party to submit the aspirant name who came second in the primaries to INEC.
Alhaji Loko, therefore, prayed the court to declared him as the authentic chairmanship flagbearer of APC for the February 12, 2022 council election in Abaji Area Council.
However, Global Times Nigeria report the counsel to the respondent, Abdulghaniyu Aruwo, in his preliminary objection, urging the court to dismiss the claimant suit for filing out of time.
CJ Olusiyi Receives FIDA Executives Kogi Chapter
The Chief judge of Kogi State, Hon Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi hosted international federation of women lawyers (FIDA) Kogi State Chapter.
The Chairperson of the Association, Mrs Ajuma Lilian Okolo along with the Secretary of the Association, Barr Kemi Omaiza Usman stated that, the group were in the office of the Chief Judge to appreciate God and the Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the judicial friendly Governor for the confirmation of the appointment as the substantive Chief Judge of the state, stating that, as the patron of the association, they’re delighted with the modest achievements and described the Chief Judge as one of the outstanding Chief Judge in Nigeria who believes in due process and speed administration of justice system as could be seen from the visit to correctional homes in the State in recent time and commended the Governor for the well deserve confirmation.
Responding, the Chief judge, hon Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi thanked the association and its executive member’s for identify with him and assured them of his continued support when ever the need arise.
The president, Kogi State Costmary Court of Appeal, Hon Justice JB Olowosegun and the secretary of the association, Barr Kemi Omaiza Usman were present during the visit.
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