Sunday, 22 November 2015

Dissolve Our Marriage Now, My Husband is not caring, Wife Implores Court

A 35-year-old housewife, Azeez Yemisi, has urged an Ado-Ekiti customary court in Ekiti State to dissolve her 15-year-old marriage to her husband, Kehinde, for alleged desertion, lack of care for her and the children.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Yemisi, a resident of No. 10, Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti, told the court that whenever she had no money, it was their neighbour that always assisted to transport her children to school.

The mother of three said that she had been responsible for the feeding of the children as well as the payment of their first daughter’s school fees.

She said her husband packed out of the house, adding that there had been a dispute between her and the husband over the paternity of their fourth child.

Yemisi said her husband claimed that he was not the father of the fourth child.
She told the court that Kehinde had remarried and had also packed to his second wife’s house.

She, therefore, prayed the court to dissolve the marriage.
The respondent, Kehinde, 45, a resident of No. 97 Idemo, Ado-Ekiti, told the court that he had been performing his duties as a father to his children.

He said his wife got pregnant for another man under his roof and he did not take any action till she gave birth to the child.

“I did the naming ceremony of the child under the pretence that I am the father of the child, but later got to know that the child was not mine,’’ he said.
He told the court there was a day he came back from work to meet a man he was told that always visited his wife.
Kehinde said the man was responsible for the pregnancy of his wife, adding that he also rented an apartment for her.
He prayed the court to grant him the custody of his three children.
The President of the court, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi, after hearing from both parties adjourned the case till January 25, 2016 for judgement.



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