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Court dissolves 4-year-old marriage over infidelity, lack of care


Iseyin (Oyo State) – A middle-aged man, Ariyo Sule, on Tuesday, secured a divorce from his wife, Mope Sule, whom he accused of infidelity and lack of care.

Sule had taken his complaint to a Grade “C” Customary Court, sitting in Iseyin, Oyo State.

The complainant, who told the court that he married Mope four years ago, said that the union had produced two children.

He alleged that his estranged wife had been cheating on him since he lost his job and incapable of taking care of the family.

“She sleeps around to make money; she has no shame or respect for her marital status at all.

“I have been forced to send her out of our matrimonial home and the children are still with me as we speak; I will ensure that I take good care of them.
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“I want to appeal to this court to do justice by pronouncing us divorced legally, “ he pleaded.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, the estranged wife did not appear in court during the proceedings.

Ruling on the prayer, the president of the court, Raimi Oyegbenle, said that the defendant had written to the court to consent to the dissolution.

He regretted that all efforts of the court, through families of the couple to settle the matter, did not yield any positive result.

Oyegbenle, thereafter, dissolved the marriage accordingly, and granted the custody of the children to the complainant. (NAN)

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