Akure court dissolves 11-year marriage

Admin 15 Oct, 2015 Law, News


By Bamidele Kolawole

An Akure Customary Court has dissolved an eleven year old marraige between Ajibade Farotimi and Olayinka Farotimi.

The petitioner, Mr Farotimi, who claimed to be a motor mechanic, had approached an Akure Customary Court, seeking dissolution of his eleven year old marriage for lack of care and non-submissive.
He told the court that he gave his wife some money to start business adding his wife refused to follow his instructions.

Farotimi also told the court that his wife did not have regards for his parents and that “she is too arrogant” for his liking.
“My Lord, I gave my wife money to sell kitchen equipment, but my wife refused to do the business, opting for wood business which I do not like,” he explained.
Farotimi said that he preferred to be alone than  to be living with a fighter, adding that his love for his wife has disappeared.
The respondent, Mrs Farotimi, 39, in her defence denied her husband’s allegations.
She told the court that her husband usually cursed.
“My Lord, my husband has coded his number that I could not call him on phone again. He is the only one that can call me anytime he wished,” she told the court.
The woman also told the court that: “My husband said if I refused to leave his house, he would kill me.”
She therefore told the court that she was no longer interested in the relationship.
In his judgement, the President of the Court, Hon B. E. Obateru, dissolved the marriage and ordered that the custody of the two children of the union be given to the father because they are of age.
Obateru added that the education of the children should be handled by their father while other matters are to be jointly shared.

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