“My Husband Is Under His Mother’s Control” – Wife Tells Court

A housewife, Iyabo Olatunji, has begged an Akure Customary Court to dissolve her five-year-old marriage to her husband, Ezekiel, who is allegedly under his mother’s tutelage.


Iyabo said her husband is an alcoholic and beats her mercilessly without any caution from his mother.

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She revealed this during her divorce proceedings on Friday.

In her defense, she said, “My husband was working by his mother’s directive.

“It is my mother-in-law that gives us food and my husband will not do anything except waiting for his mother’s money.

“The worst part is that my mother-in-law will not tell her son to stop beating me.”

She begged the court to dissolve her five-year-old marriage to Ezekiel for alleged intake of excessive alcohol.

The complainant said that she could no longer tolerate the constant beating she got whenever her spouse was drunk.

According to her, the alcoholic intake has contributed to his irrational treatments.

She appealed to the court to award custody of the only child of the marriage to her.

The President of the court, Mr Rotimi Olusanya, ruling on the case, said the repeated refusal of the defendant’s appearance in court would not stop the proceedings.

He, therefore, adjourned the case till Sept. 27 for judgment.



  1. You collect/chop food and money through the mother abi? If she beats him, you will collect beating too, be e ko? Na lame excuse, complain say, bobo no get money, and you too, too lazy to follow mama work to generate money like your husband. So, you no dey for better for worse.
    He who blows the Piper, dictates the tune, why complain? Say, you no see say, na mama dey feed him before? Inside you complain, I no see anything bad done by the mother. When una dey quarrel, mama join beat you in the fight? Mama dey sleep the same bed with two of una? You dey add insult on top of injury wey mama dey suffer. Na you and your husband supposed to take care of mama, but she is still suffering to give una money. But, you come dey insult her in court. Please be careful, you sef go become mother-in-love one day.

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