Court dissolves 10-year-old marriage over battery



A Customary Court sitting at Mapo in Ibadan on Monday dissolved a 10-year-old marriage between Ganiyat Oladeji and her estranged husband, Ahmed Oladeji over battery.

Ganiyat, a businesswoman, asked the court to dissolve her relationship with Ahmed over constant battery.

The petitioner, a resident of Idiarere area of Ibadan, told the court that her life was in danger due to battery from the respondent.

The respondent, however, denied all the allegations leveled against him while giving his consent to the dissolution of the marriage.

He said his wife was an unrepentant prostitute.

In his judgment, Ademola Odunade, president of the court, held that it was right to allow both petitioner and the respondent to go their separate ways so that there might be tranquility.

Odunade awarded custody of the two children to the petitioner and ordered the respondent to pay N10, 000 as their monthly feeding allowance, in addition to taking care of their education and other welfare matters.

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