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Court dissolves 10-year marriage over drunkenness, threat to life

The Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi in Ibadan on Tuesday dissolved 10-year-old marriage between Opeyemi and her husband, Akeem Afolayan, over habitual drunkenness and threat to life.

Chief Mukaila Balogun, the President of the court, held that the evidence of the plaintiff coupled with failure of the defendant to appear in court despite summons proved that the union with three kids was irreconcilable.

“Absence of the defendant despite the fact that he acknowledged the receipt of the court summon on three occasions had further revealed that there was no more love between the parties,’’ he said.

Balogun , therefore, dissolved the marriage and gave custody of the three children from the union to Opeyemi.

He ordered Akeem to pay his ex-wife N9,000 as monthly upkeep allowance for the kids in addition to being responsible for their education and other welfare.

Earlier, the plaintiff has said that Akeem was a drunkard who spent his daily income on alcohol without any consideration for the upkeep of his children.

“There was a time he had health challenge as a result of his addiction to alcohol.

“I borrowed money to pay his hospital bill, but he returned to alcohol intake after recovery.

“Now, he threatens to kill me with cutlass whenever I beg him to stop consuming alcohol.

“The court should dissolve the marriage to avoid untimely death because he is no longer with his right senses,’’ Opeyemi said.

Akeem was not in court to defend all the allegations levelled against him by Opeyemi.

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