Friday, 13 September 2013

Court Dissolves Marriage Over Wife’s Constant Battery Of Husband InOsun State


An Osogbo Grade III Customary Court on Tuesday dissolved a 17-year-old marriage of one Asimiyu Oladosu over frequent beating by the wife. Oladosu told the court that his wife, Kehinde, was fond of beating him whenever he returns from church or outings. He said the marriage was blessed with three children but he could no longer bear his wife’s attitude.



“I am tired of this marriage due to frequent beating by my wife as well as her nagging nature. She does not go to church and whenever I go to church or vigil, she will not allow me into the house and if she does, she beats me mercilessly. Based on these facts, I want the court to dissolve this union,” he said. The wife, admitted that she usually beat her husband, adding that she did that under the influence of what she called an “unknown spirit.” Kehinde, who cried profusely, prayed the court to settle the matter amicably, adding that she still loves her husband. “What my husband said was true. I always beat him but I do not know what usually comes over me whenever I do that. I still love my husband and I want the matter to be settled amicably. I don’t want to leave him and I promise that I will never beat him again,” the wife said.

The President of the court, Mrs Temilade Agboola, pleaded on behalf of the woman and asked the man to forgive her. But Oladosu refused and maintained that he preferred divorce. Agboola said that since the husband wanted a divorce, there was nothing the court could do but to grant the request. She dissolved the marriage and ordered that the wife should take custody of the three children. Agboola also ordered Oladosu to give a monthly up-keep of N9, 000 for the children.

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