Marriage put asunder

An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Thursday dissolved the nine-year-old marriage between one Akeem Alesinloye and his wife, Bosede.

The President of the court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, granted the petitioner’s application for divorce on the grounds of adultery, frequent fighting and lack of care for the children.

Akeem, the 38-year-old petitioner, ‎told the court that the respondent was fond of receiving calls from men whenever she was on the same bed with him.

The petitioner also accused his wife of lacking motherly care for the children and was always attending parties and clubs on Fridays.

Akeem said he became fed up once and ejected his wife after she abandoned her children and went to a night club without his consent.

READ ALSO  Exam malpractice saga: Why court discharged, acquitted Adeleke  

The petitioner, who also accused his wife of absconding with his property in his absence, pleaded with the court for the dissolution of the marriage to enable him have peace of mind.

Akeem, however, volunteered to be paying N5,000 monthly as feeding allowance for the two children.

But Bosede, a hair stylist, denied the allegations.

She told the court that Akeem was not a caring husband, saying he started misbehaving as soon as she gave birth to her children.

The respondent told the court that although she had severally reported this behaviour to his family, he had simply refused to change.

Bosede, who said she would not contest the application for divorce, however, asked the court to compel Akeem to be paying N15,000 as monthly feeding allowance for the two children.

READ ALSO  Sickle cell: Nigerians should run multiple genotype tests - Expert

Akomolede, after hearing both parties, observed that the marriage had broken down irretrievably and consequently dissolved the union.

She awarded the custody of the two children to the respondent for proper care.

Olayinka, however, ordered Akeem to be paying N5,000 as monthly feeding allowance for the two children.

The sum, she said, was to be paid through the registrar of the court to the respondent.

She also granted unrestricted access to the petitioner to visit his children between 8am‎ and 6pm