Court dissolves 10-year-old marriage

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An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Tuesday dissolved the 10-year-old marriage between Mrs Oluwatosin Omosehin and her husband, Taiwo.

The marriage was dissolved on grounds of lack of care for the wife and the children.

Oluwatosin, 39, who filed the divorce suit, had told the court that he was not formally married to Taiwo.‎

She said that they cohabited and had two children in the course of their relationship.

The mother of two said that her husband who worked with the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, never bothered to take care of her and the children, adding that she was responsible for the payment of the children’s school fees.

According to her, as a fashion designer, she has been taking care of the children’s welfare, adding that she no longer loved her husband and that she was eager to re-marry.

She urged ‎the court to award her custody of the two male children, Pelumi,10, and Oluwapamilerin, 6.

The respondent, Taiwo, had repeatedly refused to honour court summons to defend himself.

The judge, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi, said that the marriage had broken down irretrievably and consequently‎ dissolved the union and awarded custody of the two children to the petitioner.

He ordered that they should be jointly responsible for the children’s education.

He also ordered that Taiwo should be paying N5,000 for each of the children’s feeding allowance.

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