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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Man seeks dissolution of marriage over adultery.

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An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court has fixed March 8 to deliver judgment in a petition for dissolution of marriage, filed by ‎a mechanic, Olayiwola Olarewaju.

The President of the Court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, gave the date after hearing submissions of parties.

Olarewaju, 39, and a resident of Omisanjana Street, Ado-Ekiti, had asked the court to dissolve his 7-year-old marriage with Yetunde, over allegation of adultery and assault.

The petitioner told the court that his wife was adulterous and combative.

He said although no official marital rites were done to consummate the union, the marriage was blessed with three children.

The petitioner told the court that he had in 2013, sued ‎her, because she aborted a pregnancy she had for another man while they lived together.

He said the intervention of family members compelled him to eventually withdraw the matter from court.

He said on Dec.25, 2‎017, the respondent left the house with their two children in the pretext of going to collect money from one of her debtors in Oke-Ila Street.

The petitioner said it was the next day that the respondent returned home.

“She claimed she and our two children slept in her uncle’s house, who lives at Oke-ila Street,’’ he said.

Olarewaju, however, said he and his elder sister traced the movement of the respondent to a particular man’s house.

He said it was discovered that the respondent had often visited the man.

The petitioner further said apart from being adulterous, the respondent was a trouble maker.

Olarewaju prayed the court to dissolve the union, adding that the court should grant him custody of his three children to enable him take good care of them.

Testifying in the matter as witness, Mrs Olayinka Adeoye, re-echoed the allegations of the petitioner that the respondent was adulterous.

According to her, she and the petitioner have caught the respondent in several compromising sexual acts with a man other than the petitioner.

The respondent, Yetunde , 33, a tailor, and a resident ‎of Omisanjana Street, Ado-Ekiti, denied all the allegations levelled against her.

She told the court that on Dec.25, 2017, her debtor actually delayed her and in the process the battery of her phone went flat.

According to her, the incident unfortunately compelled her to sleep in her uncle’s house.

Yetunde said she could not get a motorcycle or taxi to bring her home around 10p.m.

She prayed the court to award the custody of her three‎ children to her, if the petitioner insisted that the court should dissolve their union.

The respondent further requested that the court ordered the petitioner to pay her N15, 000 as monthly feeding allowance for their three ‎children.
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