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A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday granted the request of a housewife, Iyabo, to have her 10 years marriage to a commercial driver, Biodun Rasheed, dissolved.

The President of the court, Mr Ademola Odunlade, ordered Rasheed to pay his estranged wife N3, 000 as monthly feeding allowance in addition to another monthly N7, 000 for the education of their three children.

The payments, according to Odunlade, are to be made through the court.

Iyabo had earlier told the court that her husband was fond of excessive drinking and had often threatened to kill her.

"He beats me every day and at will. It is so easy for him to find an opportunity to beat me up.

"Whenever we have any misunderstanding, he is always quick to tell me he will kill me one day.

"My Lord, my life is at risk. I am afraid that he may carry out his threat to have me killed one day," Iyabo told the court.

When asked to defend the allegations levelled against him, Rasheed told the court that he was ready to part ways with his estranged wife.

The couple, who live at Amuloko area of Ibadan, are blessed with two boys and a girl between the ages of four and nine years.

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