Pictures don’t lie, they say and that is what Mr Tirimisiyu Adegoke wants a court in Ibadan to understand, as his 11-year-old marriage to Modopu collapses.

The couple had approached the court for divorce.

While the husband claims his wife was adulterous, the woman accuses the husband of being too heartless and uncaring.

She claims her husband had subjected her to hunger and constant battering.

Their marriage had been blessed with two children, but the parents now want to stay apart. 

On Tuesday, on the order of an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan, their marriage was dissolved, with the court citing adultery on the part of the woman and some irreconcilable differences.

The court reached the decision after hearing from both parties. 

“Ever since I married him, I have not seen or enjoyed any care or love, as he deliberately refused to take up his responsibility.

“Worst still, Tirimisiyu does not hesitate to punch me at any given opportunity. He is such a difficult spouse to live with, as my life means nothing to him,” Modupe told the court.


But the shocker came when the respondent, however, denied the allegations levelled against him, calling Modupe a professional prostitute and liar.

"My Lord, the major cause of conflict between Modupe and I is her infidelity and the fact that she

cannot be trusted.

"I have caught her on many occasions in adulterous acts and I have reported same to relatives, friends and neighbours.

"However, Modupe is smarter than me because I had no evidence to show the people I reported her to.

"These are the two sophisticated phones (tendered in court) with which she communicates with her lovers.

“The nude picture of Modupe that she posted to her lovers when she talks to them in the night.

"My Lord, you will see various love messages, terrible pictures, description of how they enjoyed their romantic times, sexual intercourse and all sorts in the phones.”

"She is free to go, I do not want her again as a wife," Tirimisiyu told the court.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the husband tendered an android phone and Techo 230 which he seized from the woman as an evidence of her adulterous lifestyle. 

Sanctioning the divorce, the court’s President, Henry Agbaje, said: “The court is not happy that marriages are collapsing, but wherever there is a problem, the court will not hesitate to take appropriate action.

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"Therefore, the union between the duo has henceforth ceased to be.

"The custody of the children is granted to Modupe and Tirimisiyu shall pay a monthly allowance of 4,000 Naira each for the feeding of the two children in addition to being responsible for their education and other welfare”.