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Court dissolves six-year old marriage over fornication, pride

19 November 2015   |   12:55 pm  

broken marriageThe six-year-old marriage between Sunday Adelakun and his wife Rashida has been dissolved at an Ile-Ife customary court over pride and fornication.

Chief Abioye Olatunbosun, the President of the court said that in his judgment, the marriage should be dissolved but the dowry not refunded.

Rashida, the defendant has been awarded custody of the children and advised to take them to government hospital whenever any of them fell sick.

The President of the court also ordered that the plaintiff should pay N3, 000 every month per child for the children’s upkeep and take full responsibility of their education.

The court advised both parties to give peace a chance and desist from causing trouble henceforth.

The husband, had on Nov 2, urged the court to dissolve the union for alleged fornication, uncooperative attitude, pride and constant fighting.

He told the court that they got married in 2009 and the marriage was blessed with two children namely: Seyi Adelakun, 5, and Imole Adelakun, 11 months.

“My wife is fond of fornication, giving me no rest of mind since we got married and has no courtesy or respect for me and my family.

“I am tired of her, there was a time her boyfriend attacked me. He would have killed me, if not God, to the extent that I was hospitalised.

“If I delay the divorce, she would eventually kill me and marry her concubine, the earlier the better for the safety of my life,” he said.



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