It's Over Court dissolves 16-year-old marriage over husband’s irresponsibility

A 16-year-old marriage has been dissolved over the husband's alleged irresponsibility.

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An Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi in Ibadan has dissolved the marriage between Tope Alao and her husband, Mutiu Alao.

The President of the court, Chief Mukaila Balogun, dissolved the marriage on Friday, following a suit instituted by Tope who accused Alao of abandonment and lack of care.

Tope also told the court that her husband was not responsible adding that he failed to cater for her and their two children in the course of their 16-year union.

The plaintiff further told the court that she shouldered the care and maintenance of the two children alone and was not ready to continue with the marriage.

She turned down all moves for reconciliation, saying that her husband was trying to ruin her life and that of their two children.

Mutiu, in his defence, did not agree with the divorce, claiming that he still loved the plaintiff and was not ready to allow a broken home for the sake of their two children.

He promised to change for the better and make effort to provide for the plaintiff to make her and the two children have better future.

In his judgment, Chief Mukaila Balogun, the President of the court, said that evidence of both parties before the court had proved that the couple no longer love each other.

Balogun, therefore, dissolved the marriage and ordered that the plaintiff to take custody of the two children of the union.

He also ordered the defendant to be paying N7, 000 as monthly allowance for the upkeep of the children.

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