An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Wednesday dissolved a six-year-old marriage between Tajudeen Amudat and her husband, Lamidi, for frequent beating and lack of care.
Amudat, 26, a resident of No. 12D Iwaro Street, Ijero-Ekiti, told the Court that since she came back to Ado-Ekiti, her husband changed his attitude toward her.
She said that on several occasions her husband beats her and at times threatened her with cutlass.
The mother of two said that her husband had stopped taking care of her and the children, deserted them for some months, until he came to pack his belongings.
According to her, he doesn’t have respect for her family and always use unprintable names to describe them.
But the respondent, Lamidi, 30, denied all the allegations and contended that he had only engaged his wife in argument on three occasions.
Lamidi said the first was when he suspected that his wife was having an affairs with a guy who was their neighbour.
He said his wife abuse him that his mates had build houses, but he could not afford to take care of her and the children.
The respondent told the court that his wife packed out of their matrimonial home to live with her parent.
The court President, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, observed that the marriage had broken down irretrievably and consequently dissolved the marriage.
Akomolede awarded custody of the elder child, Tajudeen Abdulateef, to the husband, while the younger child, Tajudeen Abdullahi to the wife.
She also ordered the husband to pay N3, 000 monthly feeding allowance to the younger child.
The president granted access to both parties to see their children and cautioned that they must maintain peace. (NAN)