Court dissolves 12-year-old marriage over frequent beating




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ILE-IFE – An Ile-Ife Customary Court in Osun State on Thursday dissolved a 12-year-old between Sidikat Akinrinmade and his , Akinwumi frequent beating.
Acting President of court, Mr Olubunmi Adegoke, held that Akinrinmade was not ready to reconcile his because he had another in a rented .
Adegoke said respondent was no more interested in first again, and advised him to be more patient his other so as have a happy home.
He dissolved and ordered each to go separate ways, and awarded custody of the to the mother for proper monitoring.
The acting president also ordered that the father should pay N3,000 monthly upkeep for the and should be  responsible for her education and hospital bills.
Sidikat, a hairdresser, who lives at 2, Iyekere Street, Ile-Ife, had sued for divorce citing frequent beating, provocation, threats to life and lack of care from her .
She told the court that they got married in 2002 and the marriage was blessed a 10-year-old , Funmilayo.
Sidikat said her forced her to pack out of her matrimonial home between 2005 and 2010 and later they reconciled.
The petitioner said Akinrinmade had continued to maltreat her after the reconciliation, adding “ can  no longer continue with the marriage because Akinrinmade lacks care, trust and he threatens me often.
cannot continue to live with my because he has refused to  allow me to work and  he has not shown any and care to me and my child.
“He has beaten virtually all members of my family, even demolished my father’s , sat on my stomach the last time he beat me and this had given me internal problem.
“He packed my load out of his on May 23. Presently,  am living  with my parents.
“The is no more there, please dissolve the marriage for the security of my life,’’ Sidikat appealed to the court.
She, however, pleaded with the court to grant her the custody of the child so that she could proper care of her educationally and morally.
Akinrinmade, a truck driver, admitted the allegation, and accused his wife of keeping two concubines, being too stubborn, disrespectful, provocative and not contented with all he did for her. (NAN)
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