Court dissolves 9 years marriage over lack of care

The President of the court, Chief Abioye Olatunbosun, in his judgement, dissolved the marriage and ordered that there would be no refund of dowry.

Court dissolves 9 years marriage over lack of care

An Ile-Ife Central Customary Court in Osun on Wednesday dissolved a nine-year-old marriage between Saidat Ayantola and her husband Adam over lack of care.

The President of the court, Chief Abioye Olatunbosun, in his judgement, dissolved the marriage and ordered that there would be no refund of dowry.

Olatunbosun awarded custody of the two children to the petitioner, and urged her to take them to government hospital whenever any of them fell sick.

He also ordered that the husband should pay N3, 000 every month per child for the upkeep of the children as well as take full responsibility of their education.

The court advised both parties to maintain the peace and keep away from trouble henceforth.

The petitioner had on Oct. 26, urged the court to dissolve the marriage for alleged lack of care, mal-treatment, threat and cruelty.

She added that they got married in 2006 and the union was blessed with two children – Modinat, nine, and Rauf Ayantola, five, respectively.

Adam denied the allegation, noting that "I have been trying my best in caring for my wife and the two children, but it seems that my wife is not contented.

"Please dissolve the marriage and let her go, the Lord would provide the bone of my bones, that would cooperate with me and contented with whatever I can afford to give her for me,’’ he pleaded the court.

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