Ekiti court dissolves marriage for lack of love

Ekiti court dissolves marriage for lack of love

Friday, January 27, 2017 11:21 am

An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Friday dissolved a nine-year-old marriage between Adeniyi Eiyebiokin and his wife, Adeola, for lack of affection, love and respect for parents.

Eiyebiokin, 31, an artist, told the court that Adeola had no respect for his parents and often quarrel with his mother.

The father of one, said he was tired of the union because he could no longer leave under the same roof with a woman that he had no affection and love.

He appealed to the court to dissolve his marriage to Adeola to enable him have peace of mind and free from incessant quarrel with his mother.

He further appealed to the court to award the custody of his eight year old child to ‎him for proper upbringing.

Adeola, 29, a fashion designer, admitted all the allegations and said that the petitioner ‎sent her packing in 2009.

She said that she had a quarrel with his mother and took her child into his custody at the age of one year and one month then.

Adeola told the court that since the incident occurred in 2009, they had both lived separately.

The respondent, therefore, urged the court to dissolve the union because she was no longer interested in the marriage.

She, however, appealed to the court to order  the petitioner to pay the feeding and education of his child.

The respondent also prayed the court to award the child in the custody of the petitioner’s mother‎ to her for proper care.

The President of the court, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi‎, in his judgment observed that the marriage had broken down irretrievably and consequently dissolved the marriage.

He awarded custody of the child to the petitioner’s mother‎ for proper upkeep and upbringing.

Ogunsemi ordered the ‎petitioner to be responsible for the feeding and education of the child at all levels.

He, however, ruled that respondent should have unrestricted access to the ‎child.


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