Broken Home Court dissolves 7 year-old marriage over negligence

A seven-year-old marriage has been dissolved over gross negligence and lack of care.

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Mr Henric Agbaje, the President of an Iletuntun Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday, dissolved a seven year-old marriage between one Bamidele Nafiu and his wife Tawa, over gross negligence and lack of care.

Agbaje in his verdict said there was nothing the court could do since Bamidele and Tawa had resolved to part ways.

He however, gave custody of the two children produced by the union to Bamidele’s mother for proper care.

Narrating his ordeal, Bamidele said that his wife Tawa had brought untold psychological and emotional torture on him by constantly neglecting her role to him and their children.

“Ever since I got married to Tawa in 2,000, I have never had any moment of rest because she doesn’t give me happiness.

“Tawa leaves home in the morning and doesn’t return till very late in the night thereby abandoning and exposing the two little children to all sorts of danger and lack of care.

“Not too long ago my lord, our four year-old female child  was complaining of serious pains in her private part when I was washing her body.

“She told me that a man had raped her a night before that day.

“I was mad and could have committed murder if I hadn’t exercised restrain by using the police to arrest that rapist.

“Worst still, our six year-old male child was kidnapped under similar circumstance of negligence and was not until the day that the boy was rescued in far away Ijebu-Igbo all the way from Ibadan.

“Tawa lacks any good moral and does not fit to be a wife.

“If there is any misunderstanding between both of us, she packs her belongings with the aid of her mother.

“Tawa is more interested in the sale of her beer and local drink shop than her children, my lord, I am frustrated,” Bamidele cried.

However, Tawa who did not reject the divorce suit could not defend the allegations leveled against her.

“My lord, it is true that the young girl was raped, but it was not my fault.

“The two children are just hyperactive, I usually do a lot to keep them by my side, but they leave without my notice.

“In fact, I decided to keep them with my mother so as to attend to my customers, but they are uncontrollable,’’she said.

She added, “I must let the court know that this Bamidele is such an ingrate because I am responsible for his feeding and clothing.

“In fact, I am responsible for the children’s feeding as well as their education and he keeps complaining and beating me.

“He is such a lazy man, his mother doesn’t want to see me and I don’t know how I have offended her.’’

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Bamidele and Tawa resides at Orita-Challenge area of Ibadan.

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