Court dissolves marriage of 26 year over threat to life

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A 26-year-old marriage between Adewale Florence and her husband Sunday, was on Thursday, dissolved by an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on grounds of lack of care for the wife and her children, desertion and denial of rest of mind, constant beating, and a threat to kill wife with charms.

The marriage was dissolved after Florence, 46, a resident of No 16, Oniyo Street, Efon Alaaye–Ekiti, told the court that, she left her husband eleven years ago, because of constant beating, threat to life and lack of care. She said she is now ready to move on with her life.

She told the court that her husband had failed to perform his responsibility and had not been taking care of his children.

The mother of four told the court that at times, her husband would put charms in her wardrobe.

The petitioner pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage and also order her husband to be taking care of the children, Ayodele (25) male, Samuel (22) male, Deborah (19) female and Marvelous (15) male.

The respondent, Sunday, had repeatedly shunned the court proceedings, saying that he was not interested in the matter at all as he had remarried.

The President of the Court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, noted that the marriage had broken down irretrievably, and consequently dissolved the marriage.

Akomolede ruled that since the children have come of age, except the youngest, the first three are adult and they can decide where to remain either with their father or mother.

She also ordered that the respondent should be paying N5,000 for the monthly feeding allowance of the last child, Marvelous.

She said both parties should be responsible for the education of their children.

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