Court grants divorce to mother of four for lack of maintenance




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KAIAMA – A Kaiama Area Court in Kwara Thursday dissolved a marriage between a mother of four, Aminat Burade, and her husband, Mohammed Burade, for lack of maintenance.

Aminat, of Gwaria in the Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara, said in her petition before Malam Ahmed Yahaya, that the respondent had failed to see her as a haven abandoned her for a long time.

She, therefore, the court to dissolve the marriage that produced four , for lack of care, maintenance and abandonment.

The respondent was, however, present in court.

In , Yahaya said the case had suffered several adjournments meant to enable the respondent to appear.

He, however, observed that failure of the defendant to appear in court was an indication that he was no longer interested in the union.

“The divorce suit is hereby entered in favour of the plaintiff and certificate be issued upon payment of necessary court fee.

“Any aggrieved has a right to appeal to an Area Court in Ilorin within 30 days,’’ Yahaya ruled, and ordered Aminat to observe a three-month Iddah (Islamic period of waiting) before she could remarry. (NAN)