House wife, 35, seeks dissolution of marriage over alleged battery


Ikole-Ekiti, (Ekiti State) – A house wife, Mrs Odunayo Agbetuyi on Thursday sought an order of the Customary Court in Ikole-Ekiti for the dissolution of her 10 year-old marriage to her husband, James Ijarotimi over alleged battery.

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The estranged wife was seeking separation on the ground of alleged constant fighting, assaulting and fighting plaintiff’s parents.

The wife also claimed that her husband does not care for her.

She told the court that the beating she receives from her husband was too much, adding that she was no longer interested in the union.

“My husband sponsored my NCE education, learning of craft, (hair dressing) and responsible for my graduation but he beats me too much.’’

NAN also reports that she is praying the court to grant her custody of her four children, N5,000 monthly maintenance allowance on each child a total of N20,000.

She also added that she left her husband’s house three years ago.

When the plaintiff’s claims were read to the respondent by the court, he denied all allegations but said if his wife wanted divorce, he was not objecting to it.

After hearing the prayers of both parties, the President of the three-man panel, Mrs Yemisi Ojo, adjourned the case until Feb. 19, for continuation of hearing. (NAN)



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