A Customary Court in Mapo, Ibadan has dissolved the 30-year-marriage between former Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, and his wife, Anne on the grounds that there is no more love in the union.
While delivering his ruling, president of the court, Ademola Odunade, directed the veteran coach to pay a sum of N5,000 to his former wife to enable her to move her belongings out of his house, Premium Times reports.
He told the court: “My lord, with my 79 years of age, I cannot continue to die in silence due to Anne’s litany of problems.Among many other troubles I have encountered in the hands of Anne, I have also suffered uncountable financial losses during the process of trying to give Anne means of livelihood so that she wouldn’t be idle.
“Among many other troubles I have encountered in the hands of Anne, I have also suffered uncountable financial losses during the process of trying to give Anne means of livelihood so that she wouldn’t be idle.
“On three separate occasions, I have established veritable business ventures for her and on each occasion, Anne wrecked the business. I can’t continue in such wastage. For many years, Anne has been a thorn in my flesh through ceaseless trouble-making as it is one day, one trouble in my home.
“Can you imagine that it was not until only one week to the wedding ceremony of the only daughter she had with me that she informed me? In fact, Anne has openly turned that daughter against me because she doesn’t take any instruction from me,” Onigbinde said.
Anne had, however, opposed the request for the divorce and denied all the allegations levelled against her. She said after he married another wife 10 years ago, things have changed from bad to worse.
“In the interest of the child between us, I have nowhere to go, please, help save my marriage”, Anne pleaded.