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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Woman files divorce from husband over occult practice

On Wednesday, a 35-year-old housewife, Tomilola Ogundele, asked an Ikole Customary Court to dissolve her 16-year-old marriage to Olanrewaju Aluko over alleged threats to her life. She also alleged that her husband was threatening to deal with her by reporting her to the Ogboni cult.


Ogundele filed for divorce on grounds of alleged "threat to her life, no rest of mind, non-payment of her bride price and lack of care for her and the three children of the union."

The defendant, Olanrewaju Aluko, however, denied the allegations during cross-examinations and told the court that he would explain his own side of the story when he opened his defence.

The Court’s President, Mrs Yemisi Ojo, adjourned the case to July 11 for continuation of hearing and warned the parties from harassing or assaulting each other anywhere or "else defaulter will be criminally liable."

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