A six-year-old marriage between a man, Mr fatai Badmus and his wife sade has been dissolved by an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on grounds of adultery, lack of care and love for the children.
The petitioner Badmus, an artisan, who resides at No.12, Odo-Ado Street, along Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, told the court that the wife was wayward and that he could no longer tolerate her.
He said that the respondent often left the house with the excuse that she was going to where she works as a caterer and would not come home for two days, leaving her with two children.
The father of two alleged that his wife started her bad attitude two years ago when she was selling fruit drinks.
He said she is fond of going to night clubs and parties with men, without considering the welfare of her children at home.
He begged the court to dissolve the marriage because he no longer loved her and she was fond of wearing indecent clothing and goes out with different men.
Responding, Sade denied all the allegations levelled against her.
She said ‘’I am not cheating on my husband, my husband is fond of nagging and checking my phone on daily basis. She however opposed the dissolution of the marriage.”
Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, President of the Court, after hearing from the parties, ruled that the marriage had broken down irretrievably and consequently dissolved the union.
She ruled that the custody of the eldest child of the marriage, Jamiu, 6, be awarded to the petitioner, while the second child, Fawas, 3, was given to the respondent.
Akomolede further ruled that the petitioner shall be paying N3,500 as monthly feeding allowance for Fawas. She ordered that when Fawas attains the age of six, the respondent should release him to his father.
The president ruled that the petitioner shall be responsible for the children’s education at all levels. Unrestricted access was granted to both parties to visit the child not under their custody from 8a.m. to 6p.m.