“She is in the habit of stealing my money; but she has extended the stealing to the neighborhood and is causing embarrassment for me."

Wasiu Adebisi said this in an Ibadan Customary Court on Thursday after pleading that his marriage to Idowu should be dissolved immediately.

The couple has four children.

Adebisi, a transporter, said he had tried all possible means to make her end such deeds to no avail.

"Though I reported to her parents who tried all possible means to curb the shameful act, but my wife refused to turn a new leaf and has rendered me broke.

"I dare not keep money or other valuable items in the house because she would locate wherever I kept it and steal it.

"Therefore, I want this court to end the marriage so that I will be able to have savings and recover from this poor living standard,” Adebisi pleaded.

Idowu was absent from proceedings.

The judge adhered to his complaint and dissolved the marriage after the accused refused to appear in court for the third time.