An Ekiti Customary Court sitting in Ikole-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has dissolved a seven-year-old marriage between Ms Dolapo Ayegbusi and her husband, Mr Sunday Emmanuel.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the court president, Mr Moshood Balogun, dissolved their marriage on the grounds of constant fight, lack of care and rest of mind, and also threat to life.
He stated that the relationship between the petitioner and the respondent could only be described as mere co-habitation as there was nothing for the court to dissolve.
Balogun thus ruled that there was no marriage between the petitioner and respondent, and he ordered the two parties to go their separate ways.
He awarded custody of their two children to the petitioner, who the interest and welfare of their children would be her utmost priority.
The court president ordered the respondent to pay N10,000 every month as maintenance allowance to the petitioner for their children’s upkeep.
The respondent, 31, in his evidence, denied the allegations made against him by the petitioner.
Samuel admitted that there was no marriage between him and the petitioner.
He said that he met the petitioner in Ikole- Ekiti in 2014 and that their relationship was blessed with two children.
The respondent agreed to pay the monthly upkeep allowance of N10,000 and further pledged to pay their children’s school fees.
Samuel urged the court not to dissolve their relationship as he was still interested in the petitioner.