Court dissolves marriage over husband’s addiction to alcohol

Whatapp News



IBADAN – A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Monday dissolved the three-year-old between Mrs Tawa Gafar and her husband, Yusuf, the latter’s addiction alcohol.

Tawa had earlier told the court that whenever Gafar was drunk, he turned her to a punching bag.

She said that in most cases, it took great deal of efforts for neighbours to rescue her from the husband.

“I left his house eight months ago, he still comes to my parent’s house to threaten and insult them,” she said.

Although Gafar, who resides at Idikan area of Ibadan, admitted all the allegations against him, he, however, prayed the court not to dissolve the marriage.

He explained that he had turned a new leaf.

But the judge, Mr Ezekiel Ogundipe, turned down Gafar’s plea.

Ogundipe said the court was dissolving the marriage because several attempts to resolve the couple’s differences failed.

The judged said he was ending the union to avoid bloodshed.

He order Gafar to pay N5,000 monthly as feeding allowance for the upkeep of their two children.

“He shall also be responsible for their medical bills whenever the need arises,” Ogundipe stated. (NAN)

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