An Ake Customary Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, has dissolved the 20-year-old marriage of Bosede Tito to her husband, Segun, over the husband’s maltreatment.
The judge, Chief Olalekan Akande, who dissolved the marriage, said in his judgement that efforts to reconcile the couple failed, while adding that their six children were grownups and capable of determining whom to live with between both parents.
He also ordered that the children’s welfare be the joint responsibility of both parents.
Akande further warned Segun to refrain from going to Bosede’s house or place of work to foment trouble.
Forty-seven-year-old Bosede, who lives at Aro, Abeokuta, had urged the court to dissolve her marriage to Segun due to maltreatment, lack of care, frequent beatings and threat to her life.
“I am fed up with our marriage. I have been patient enough and praying that one day, God would change him.
“He’s just too harsh. He maltreats me and our children. Whenever he fights me, he injures me.
“There was a time he fought me and beat one of our children who cautioned him when he was beating me. He broke my head and that of our daughter with a stone.
“This is not the first time he will be harming us.
“My husband doesn’t act like a responsible man. He doesn’t leave money for the family’s upkeep or bother about our welfare, all he knows is to womanise.Read more
Sources: Nigerian Tribune
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