A Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, on Friday dissolved the 5-year-old marriage between Fidelia Egbule and her husband, Cajethan Egbule ,for consistent battery.

The judge, Ibrahim Shakarau, dissolved the marriage as all efforts to reconcile the parties failed.

“You have ceased to be husband and wife henceforth, therefore, I put an end to the union between the two of you from today in the interest of peace.

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“Both parties are to maintain peace all the time, any violation of the order of this court will amount to contempt and of course with grave consequences,’’ he held.

He added that the parties should collect their divorce certificate from the registrar’s office.

The parties were married in 2012 according to Igbo Native Laws and Customs .
Fidelia told the court that the marriage contracted five years ago was blessed with two children, and that her husband had failed in his matrimonial obligations.

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“He could not provide me with happiness, rather his behaviour had left me with bundle of fears and sadness, caring for the children was not his priority.

“At every slight of provocation, he beats me with dangerous objects, injures me in the presence of my children.

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“Please, let this honourable court separates us, it was obvious that there was no longer love in the union.’’

Cajethan did not object to the separation.

“Since my wife wants a divorce, I do not want to stand on her way, so I am giving my consent to the court to grant her prayers and I do not need any refund from her,” he said.(NAN)


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