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Court dissolves 11-year-old marriage for lack of care, respect


Ado-Ekiti – An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Monday dissolved the 11-year-old marriage between Mr Agbetuyi Bankole and his wife, Bukola for lack of care and respect.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Bankole is seeking the dissolution on the grounds of lack of respect for him and his family, lack of care for the children and keeping late night.

Bankole, 53, who resides at No 5, Bojuri str, Adebayo area, Ado-Ekiti told the court that he always cook for himself and the children, because his wife comes home late.

He told the court that his wife is destructive, saying that whenever they had quarrel, his wife would lock him outside their matrimonial home and destroy his property.

The father of two said that he gives his wife N5, 000 every month for the house upkeep, alleging that the money was not being used for the purpose, but for something else.

He said that his wife changed their children school without his consent and did not allow him to see the children since they separated.

Bankole said that he reported his wife’s attitude to her mother, but instead of correcting her daughter, the mother-in-law cautioned him not to report her again.

He claimed that his wife leaves the house at her own will, without informing him, and does not respect him as her husband.

However, the respondent, Bukola, 35, denied all the allegations leveled against her, saying that her husband always beat her on flimsy excuses.

She said that her husband sent her packing, warning her that he would set her belongings ablaze if she fails to leave.

She, therefore, prayed the court to award her the custody of the children because her husband does not have the capacity to cater for the children and pay their school fees.

The President of the Court, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi, observed that the marriage had broken down irretrievably and consequently dissolved the marriage.
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He ruled that the custody of the two children should be awarded to the wife, while the husband should be responsible for their education.

Ogunsemi also ordered that the husband should be paying the sum of N4, 000 on each child as their feeding allowance and should be granted access to see his children. (NAN)

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