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Court docket dissolves 5-year-old marriage over spouse’s adulterous way of life

A Customary Court docket sitting in Ile-Tuntun, Ibadan, on Friday, dissolved the wedding between one Rowland Ogunebo and his estranged spouse, Blessing, on the grounds of indecent dressing, disrespect and adulterous way of life.

The court docket’s President, Chief Henry Agbaje, granted Rowland’s request for the dissolution of his five-year-old marriage to Blessing, after listening to the pleas of each events.

Agbaje held that from information earlier than the court docket, dissolution of the wedding was the most effective factor within the curiosity of peaceable residing between the 2 events, saying it was not attainable for 2 captains to steer a ship.

Whereas noting that Blessing’s declaration of struggle on her husband was harmful, he held that the most effective answer was to grant the plaintiff’s plea for dissolution of the wedding, within the curiosity of peace and tranquillity.

Agbaje, nonetheless, granted custody of the 2 youngsters produced by the union to the respondent and ordered the plaintiff to pay N10,000 as their month-to-month feeding allowance.

He additionally dominated that the plaintiff should take duty for the youngsters’s schooling and different primary wants.

Earlier in his utility, the plaintiff, an accountant residing at Kasumu property, off Akala expressway in Ibadan, sought the dissolution of his marriage to his spouse over her alleged wayward way of life.

“At any time when Blessing goes out of the home, she clothes indecently, sporting miniskirts, bum shorts and different skimpy garments that expose her physique.

“Anytime I attempt to appropriate her, she is going to rain abuses on me. Oftentimes, she tells me to go and die; that she is going to bury me.

“Furthermore, Blessing is keen on leaving her matrimonial dwelling for 3 days or extra to stick with her concubines.

“Most occasions, she would inform me that she was going to go to her aunt, claims that the aunt often denied.

“As well as, Blessing often derides and belittles me in all places. Our pastor’s recommendation to her to be of excellent behaviour has additionally fallen on her useless ears.

“The truth is, she inflicted a really critical harm on me after I challenged her for getting fallacious medicine for our little one who fell ailing, and I needed to report her at Orita-Problem police station.

“If I give Blessing cash to purchase meals in the home, she is going to spend solely one-third of it on meals and the remainder on her make-ups. Worst nonetheless, she has no regard for any of my relations,” Rowland said.

Though the respondent denied all of the allegations, she, nonetheless, pleaded with the court docket to refuse the plaintiff’s utility for divorce, saying she nonetheless beloved him due to her youngsters.

“My lord, after I had points with my first husband, anyone suggested me to hunt counsel and prayer from Rowland to beat the issue. However, as an alternative of aiding me with prayer, he impregnated,” she informed the court docket.