A 36-year-old hairdresser, Adeola Fabiyi, told an Abeokuta customary court sitting in Ake, that her husband, Alfa Kasumu, used charm to marry her.
According to her, she couldn’t explain how she moved into his house and became his wife.
Meanwhile, Kasumu, a muslim cleric, denied the allegation and said she is wayward. Adeola informed the court that it just dawned on her that her husband cast love spell on her when they met about 12 years ago through a friend who took her to his house when her hairdressing business was not booming.
The applicant added that Kasumu helped her by doing a charm that made the business flourish and customers started trooping into her shop.
” I remember vividly that a man was dating me and l was two months pregnant then, but as soon as l moved into Kasumu’s house, the pregnancy disappeared”. She claimed that after she lost the pregnancy, she could not conceive again, saying her husband married three other women shortly after she moved out of his house.
When asked how she realised that her husband used charm on her, Adeola responded that a close friend of Kasumu who was privy to the deed confessed to her.
The applicant therefore urged the court to dissolve the marriage and beg kasumu on her behalf to release her from bondage, so that she can bear children.
The respondent denied the allegation and told the court that Adeola is wayward and that’s what is responsible for her inability to conceive.
He added that it was true that he had many wives, but he did not use charm to marry them. Meanwhile, the case was adjourned for further hearing.
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