In his judgment, Odunade, who led two other arbitrators, Alhaji Suleiman Apanpa and Chief Rafiu Raji, said that the court dissolved the union between Laide and Nafisat to prevent a break down of peace and order.
He granted the custody of the two children produced by the union to Nafisat and directed Laide to pay N8,000 as the children’s monthly feeding allowance.
He also ordered the plaintiff to be responsible for the children’s education as well as their other welfare.
Narrating his ordeal, Laide, a commercial motorcyclist, informed the court that he could no longer tolerate his wife’s disobedience and rudeness to him.
Laide said that he had stayed till this time in the marriage thinking that his wife would have a change of heart in her usual gross disobedience and rudeness to him, but that was not to be.
“Nafisat is usually acting against my wishes and normal marital ethics.
“I told her to learn chemist trade, but she ran away from it.
“I also established a business for her, but she squandered the money and refused to continue with it.
“All that Nafisat desired was to go into music, a field which I know she doesn’t fit because she is a bad singer,” Laide said.
Consenting to the suit, the respondent denied most of the allegations leveled against her.
Nafisat, who claimed to be an Islamic musician, said she would have a new lease of life if the court granted the prayer for separation sought by her husband.
“I have endured pains, hunger and wretchedness with Laide, but he is now paying me back with evil.
“When he had nothing, I worked tirelessly like a slave to feed him and our two children.
“Laide is a sadist because he enjoys seeing me in sorrow.
“With his care-free attitude and lack of love towards me, I decided to make living out of my God given talent which is music, but Laide strongly opposed the idea.
“In order not to continue wallowing in starvation, I disobeyed him and forged ahead with my musical career,” Nafisat said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the duo lived at Omiyale and Odo-oba communities in Ibadan.
In the meantime, the Students of Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA) have given the management and lecturers of the institution a five-day ultimatum to resolve their disagreement or face their wrath.
The Students’ Union President, Mr Oluwaferanmi Omotosho gave the ultimatum while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Akure.
He warned that peace within the campus would no longer be guaranteed, if the disagreement was not resolved by Sept. 2.
Omotosho noted that the two parties should have considered the implication of their differences on the students and resolved it amicably.
He condemned the disruption of the ongoing tests, noting that some of them were at on the verge of completing of their academic programme in the college.
“As at now, they are not attending to our research projects; even the tests which some of us were supposed to have yesterday were disrupted.
“Our concern is not who becomes the provost but that our second semester examination should not be hindered. If it is obstructed, we will take control of the school and turn it into a total mess,’’ he said.
According to him, the local politics being played by the two parties should not be allowed to have negative effects on the students, since they had paid for their education.
Omotosho added that the students’ union had made its grievance known officially to the school authorities.
“We are not touts or rascals, but we are radicals. We believe in consultations but if we are hindered from having our smooth academic calendar, we will fight back. If not for our maturity, we ought to have been on streets,” he stated.
NAN reports that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), FECA chapter, had, on Monday, declared an indefinite strike over alleged unjust removal of the institution’s provost, Dr Emmanuel Moyinjesu.
Comrade Abimbola Ogunyinka, the institution’s ASUP Chairman, who led the protest, said that the newly-appointed acting provost, Dr Akinyemi Fadiyimu, was fourth in hierarchy, contrary to the rules that the most senior lecturer should be appointed into such position.
NAN reports that a meeting is currently ongoing between ASUP, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) and the school’s management to resolve the crisis.