A man, Samuel Oparanti, on Tuesday prayed an Osogbo Customary Court to dissolve his marriage to his wife, Esther, for lack of care to him.
“Since I married her, I have been living like a bachelor. I wash my clothes myself. If she fetches water, I dare not use it, it is trouble.
“She steals my money and fights always. Her trouble is too much, that is why I want to leave her and have come to the court to help me”, he said.
In her response the defendant, Esther, agreed to the dissolution of the marriage, but argued that everything her husband had said was not true.
“I do not fight him, he causes it. He does not take care of me. I stopped loving him the day my mother died.
“My mother was sick and he did not care for her till she died. Even after she died, he did not contribute to her burial.
“Instead, he started talking about that we did not take care of our mother enough.
“He is just punishing me because he is already dating someone else and I am also tired of the marriage.
“Many people have tried to solve the problem between us, but have not succeeded. I am ready to leave him too,” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that after much persuasion by the court towards resolution, both the plaintiff and the defendant insisted on dissolution of their marriage.
In his judgment the President of the court, Chief Gabriel Oparanti, said that the couple both agreed to the dissolution of the marriage.
“Both the plaintiff and the defendant have agreed to the dissolution. The court hereby dissolves the marriage forthwith.
“The court gives the custody of the two children to the defendant till they are of age.
“ The plaintiff is to give the sum of N6, 000 every month for the upkeep of the children.
“The plaintiff has the right of access to the children any time he deems appropriate”, Oparanti ordered. (NAN)