70-year-old man seeks dissolution of 40 years marriage

70-year-old man seeks dissolution of 40 years marriage

Thursday, May 22, 2014 5:42 pm

Ikole (Ekiti) – A 70-year-old man, Gabriel Oni, on Thursday urged an Ikole Customary Court to dissolve his 40-year-old marriage to his wife, Funmilayo over alleged threat to his life.

Gabriel told the court that he married the respondent in 1974 when they both met in Germany, adding that the marriage produced three children.

He said Funmilayo’s waywardness made him to send her back to Nigeria shortly after their marriage but that they started living together as husband and wife when he returned to Nigeria.

“We started living together after the rift was settled by family members when I returned to Nigeria but there was no remorse from her as she has no regard for me as husband.

“She does not care for me or the children, always fighting me and threatening to kill me,” he alleged.

The respondent, however, denied the allegations, and told the court that the two houses owned by the petitioner were jointly built by them. 

The president of the court, Mrs Yemisi Ojo, adjourned the case till June 3, for continuation of hearing.


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