By Deborah Akpede
A 42-year previous jobless man, Mr Ibrahim Oseni, on Tuesday misplaced his 10 -year previous marriage over his failure to get a piece as an Igando Customary Court in Lagos granted his estranged spouse’s request to dissolve the union.
Delivering judgment, the President of the court docket, Mr Akin Akinniyi, mentioned the petitioner was adamant regardless of mediation from the court docket and household intervention.
“Since the petitioner insisted on divorce after a number of interventions, the court docket has no selection than to dissolve the union; regardless of the truth that the husband nonetheless claims he loves his spouse.
“The court docket pronounces the wedding between Mrs Awawu Oseni and Mr Ibrahim Oseni dissolved at present; each events henceforth stop to be husband and spouse.
“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation,” Akinniyi mentioned.
The petitioner had earlier instructed the court docket that her husband, Ibrahim, with whom she had a baby within the marriage, was lazy and never helpful to the household.
“My husband has refused to work. He sleeps at dwelling from morning until night time, loud night breathing.
“When he wished to marry me, he claimed that he had lodging downside and he pleaded to maneuver in with me for him to get one other condominium.
“I accepted however he has refused to seek for an lodging ever since.
“My mom has been the one paying our home hire and feeding us because the inception of our marriage.
“And, I dare not fail to give him food to eat. He would beat the hell out of me,” the estranged spouse mentioned.
Awawu mentioned that Ibrahim had additionally been accusing her of infidelity repeatedly.
“Whenever I’m going out, my husband at all times accuses me of going to see one other man. He would beat me and requested me to inform him the title of the person I went to see.
“He embarrasses me in public by beating and calling me a canine, bastard and prostitute.
“All the scars on my body were due to his constant beatings,” she mentioned.
The 30-year-old mom pleaded with court docket to divorce the union forthwith, saying that she was not .
“Please, save me from the cruel hands of Ibrahim. He may beat me to death one day if I continue with the marriage,” Awawu mentioned.
However, Ibrahim mentioned that Awawu was having extra- marital affairs.
“I always have the feeling that my wife is seeing another man and whenever she returns and I ask her to tell me the man she visited and she refuses, I beat her,” he mentioned.
Ibrahim mentioned that he was paying their home hire and was additionally caring for his or her solely little one.
The respondent additionally denied the allegation of being lazy.
“Although I stay in the house from morning but I leave with my motorcycle to work in the evening,” he defined.
He begged the court docket to not grant his spouse’s want for the dissolution of marriage, saying that he was nonetheless in love together with her.