By Deborah Akpede
An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Friday dissolved an 11-year-old marriage between Elizabeth Shofunde and her husband, Babatunde, who impregnated one other lady.
The President of the courtroom, Mr Akin Akinniyi, in his judgment, mentioned it appeared that the estranged couple was uninterested in the wedding as all efforts to reconcile them had failed.
“Since each events consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this courtroom has no alternative than to dissolve the wedding.
“The marriage between Elizabeth Shofunde and Babatunde Shofunde is hereby dissolved right this moment, each events henceforth stop to be husband and spouse.
“Both parties are free to go their separate ways without any hindrance and molestation,” Akinniyi held.
The petitioner, Elizabeth, 36; a petty dealer, had advised the courtroom that Babatunde was a flirt, and had deserted her after impregnating one other lady.
“My husband deserted me and the kids after he impregnated one other lady.
“It is now three years he left us; he refused to offer me cash for the kids’s college charges, feeding and home hire,’’ she mentioned.
Elizabeth mentioned that Babatunde battered her at any slight provocation, alleging that her husband was a drunkard.
The mom of three added that she was fed up with the 11-year-old union due to Babatunde’s behaviour.
The respondent, Babatunde, didn’t deny the allegations, however mentioned that Elizabeth’s perspective pushed him to a different lady.
“My wife made life unbearable for me, and the frustration made me to impregnate another woman,” he mentioned.
The 38-year-old furnishings maker mentioned that his spouse at all times threatened his life with harmful weapons.
“Whenever we’re preventing, Elizabeth brings out a knife or bottle to stab me, however I at all times escape.
“I had a domestic accident and was admitted in a hospital. Elizabeth only called me on phone and did not visit me; because of that, I stopped giving her money,” he mentioned.
The respondent mentioned that his spouse denied him intercourse for one yr.
He consented to the dissolution of the wedding, saying he was additionally fed up with the union.