Court dissolves 18-year marriage over wife’s fighting, threat to life

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ADO-EKITI – An Ado-Ekiti Customary Wednesday dissolved an 18-year-old marriage between Omoniyi Odunayo and wife Bosede for frequent fighting and threat to life.

Presidentof , Mrs Akomolede Olayinka, in her judgment, held that marriage had broken down irretrievably and consequently dissolved marriage.

Akomolede awarded custody eldest child to and the younger ones to the wife, and ordered that the should be responsible for .

She also ordered that the should N5,000 as monthly upkeep allowance each the , while access to see the granted to both parents.

Odunayo, 45, told the that wife a stubborn woman and did take to corrections and advise.

He claimed that wife once poured hot him because he married another wife, saying wife did possess the kind character he could continue to cope with.

The father of three said that his wife also once threatened his life with a broken bottle which she used to attack him on his chest.

He, therefore, urged the court to award the custody of the eldest child to him, while the youngest should be with his wife.

Bosede, 42, admitted the but explained that it because of her husband’s indifferent attitude during the birth of her first child.

She also admitted that she poured hot on him and broke a bottle on his husband’s chest.

According to her, it is just to scare him because he threatens to bring his wife to the house.

She said that there was a particular day her husband sent some men to beat her and strip her naked. (NAN