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Ibadan Couple divorce after 10 Year Marriage due to “Sango Worship” & Infidelity



A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Monday dissolved a 10-year-old marriage between, Rafiu and his wife Monsurat, for infidelity and worship of Sango.

The President of the court, Ademola Odunade, held that the marriage had suffered irreconcilable differences.
Odunade awarded custody of the first child to the husband and the remaining two to the wife because they were are still small.

He said that the husband Rafiu would pay a monthly feeding allowance of N4,000 for the upkeep of each of the two children and be responsible for their education and other welfare.

Rafiu, had in his petition, urged the court to dissolve his marriage to his wife because she was adulterous and a worshipper of Sango contrary his Islamic belief.

My lord, since I got married to Monsurat in 2006, she had been disobedient to me in all ways, including moving around in the late hours of the night.

What I found out was that she was involved in extra-marital affairs with her co-Sango worshippers.I kept thinking that she would change her ways, but I can no longer withstand the embarrassment and shame Monsurat has brought to bear on me.

I am a Muslim by faith and I told her that she must follow my religion, but she strongly resisted my instruction.

In addition to her disobedience, Monsurat kept threatening me with all sorts of fetish means through her concubines to kill me.

I have told her that if she cannot practice my faith, she was free to leave my home.

I want to have my children because if she has custody of them, Monsurat might instill those negative practices into them,” he explained.

Monsurat, who did not oppose the divorce claim, denied any act of adultery. Monsurat said.

Nurani knew all along that I am a traditional worshipper of Sango before marrying me and he cannot all of a sudden deny me access to my ancestral background.

It is true that I return home in the night and it is due to the night worships that we had to do on most occasions.
You know, I have to do the cooking for my fellow Sango worshippers.
In fact, Nurani had violently attacked an elderly man who supervises our worship, inflicting serious injuries on him in the process.

He cannot take good care of the children,”

Photo Credit: Sango: The Legndary African King

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  1. Ijebu-Ipswich!

    April 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    She was a tango worshiper when you met her, was doing her nightly isshhh before and after you married her.

    If she’s not forcing you into sango worship, why try to force her into islam?

    Then it wasn’t infidelity abi? But as she no free join islam, NOW it is?

    Mr Man shift biko!

  2. eyong

    April 18, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Stupid man. You carry your hand your two foot enter then you want start cry. You didn’t know you were a devout muslim when you were pursuing and courting her? You didn’t realise she was a Sango worshipper? Mtcheeeww. I said it before in the Tonto Dike comment and Bellanigerians almost want kill me die, but I’ll say it again! MARRIAGE DOES NOT CHANGE PEOPLE. NEITHER CAN YOU CHANGE SOMEONE ELSE! Clear example. So he thought just because he paid pride price she lost the right to reason for herself? The stupidity is real.

  3. kay

    April 18, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    i was going to say dirty story, but let me just be nice.

    … do not try to marry someone and change their religion.

  4. The real Ibinabo

    April 18, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    4,000 for the upkeep of each child? *shocked face* Biko is that for chewing gum or what? Nawa o

    • JD

      April 19, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      It depends on how much the man is worth . He’s probably worth less than 10k a month,

  5. Bimbo

    April 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    This is such a breath of fresh air – a sango worshipper ! Kudos to her for sticking to her belief.

  6. NationalSquirrel

    April 19, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Probably one of those stupid yoruba /nigerian men who marry for looks and what is sweet in the moment. Shebi you done marry olosho. Stick with am!

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