Mrs. Funmi Adedeji, wife of a 51-year-old clearing agent, Mr. Emmanuel Adedeji, has accused him of using their 12-year-old son for money ritual.
The couple who were married for 16 years were on Wednesday separated by the Igando Customary Court after the petitioner, Mr. Adedeji insisted on divorce despite all entreaties to reconsider his stance.
“Since the petitioner insisted on a divorce after several interventions, the court has no choice than to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the wife still claims she loved her husband.
“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Emmanuel Adedeji and Funmilayo Adedeji dissolved today; both parties, henceforth, ceased to be husband and wife.
“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation,’’ the president of the court, Mr. Adegboyega Omilola said while delivering judgement.
Earlier Mrs. Adedeji told the court that their marriage developed problem after she gave birth to their last child, and accused him of using the child for money ritual.
“My husband turned rich overnight after the birth of our baby. Our son is now 12 years old, but he can neither walk nor talk.
“He wanted to divorce me so that I will no longer persuade him to take the boy to hospital for treatment.
“He had always rejected medical treatment and had refused me approaching a church for deliverance,” the mother of two explained.
But Mr. Adedeji denied using his son for money ritual, owing his wealth to God.
His world, “My wife won’t stop accusing me of using my physically challenged son for money ritual.
“It is God that has blessed me with wealth; I never used my son for any ritual.’’