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An Ibadan High Court has ordered the proprietor of a private school in Ibadan to produce three children, whose custody are being sought by their parents, who are presently embroiled in a bitter divorce case.

Meanwhile, hearing will continue on Wednesday on the murder charges brought against an Ibadan-based lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, who allegedly stabbed her husband, Lowo Oyediran, to death.

Mr. Babatunde Omodara and his estrange wife, Mrs. Yetunde Olubukola Omodara, have been involved in a custody battle over their children,
Tobi (14), Emmanuel (11) and Samuel (seven) since 2014.

The husband, who is the petitioner in the case, has prayed the court to dissolve the union, which was consummated on May 31, 2003, at the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Onipasan, Ibadan, for irretrievable differences, even as he has also demanded for the custody of the children.

Omodara has accused his wife of waywardness, recklessness and sundry unethical conducts. According to him, he has built a house, in which the family lives and wants this property, as well as the children. On his future plans for his children, he has told the court that he would arrange accommodation for them in their school boarding house, while being available for their needs at all times.

Mrs. Yetunde Omodara, who hitherto lived with her husband at their Plot 3, Road 4, Oke Ayo, Eleshimeta, Apata, Ibadan, told the court that he is still in love with her husband, urging it to throw out the petition.

According to her, she had conducted herself properly from the inception of their union and that her husband has only found love in one Miss Folashade and has been ‘’enjoying himself outside the matrimonial home.’’

Justice Muktar Abimbola ordered that the principal of the children’s school should produce them on Wednesday, apparently in a bid to determine the sentiments of the children, as to their preferred choice, for custody.



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