Woman, 50, seeks dissolution of 20-year-old marriage

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 13th, 2014
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A 50-year-old woman, Mrs Oluyemisi Dada, on Thursday prayed an Abeokuta Customary Court in Ake, Ogun, to dissolve her 20-year-old marriage to Taiwo Dada.

Oluyemisi told the court that Taiwo had failed to discharge his responsibility as husband and father of her children.

She further told the court that the husband was provocative and was always threatening to kill her whenever they had a misunderstanding or quarrel.

“He does not even take care of the home; he leaves all the responsibilities to me.

“I pay the children school fees, cloth and feed them. I am just tired of this problem.

“He also used to fight me any time I ask him for money to take care of the house. He fought me sometime in January and I reported the case to the police.

“He threatened that he would eliminate me before the end of this year. Please separate us,” Oluyemisi, a mother of four children, urged the court.

She also prayed the court to dissolve the union, promising to take care of the children as she had being doing.

But Dada, who resides at Apakila Camp in Abeokuta, while consenting to the dissolution of the union, disagreed with his wife’s claims.

“All that she said were not true. I am a responsible man; I cater for her and her children.

“I don’t know who is pushing her to do this. I am also no more interested in the marriage.

“Please separate us, her problem is getting too much for me,’’ Dada said.

He also pleaded with the court to grant him custody of the children.

The president of the court, Mr Olalekan Akande, expressed the need for families and friends to intervene to settle the matter.

“I hope things will work out if the two parties intervene. I want you both to forgive each as required in the Holy Bible,” Akande said.

The president adjourned the case until March 27 for possible reconciliation and judgment.

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