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Wife seeks dissolution of 10-yr-old marriage; alleges battery, neglect

A housewife, Mrs Rashidat Moses, yesterday, in Lagos, asked a Yaba Customary Court to dissolve her 10-year-old marriage to her husband, Mr. Shola Moses, over alleged constant battery and neglect. Rashidat, 32, is also seeking the dissolution of her marriage over alleged threat to her life and lack of proper care for herself and their three children.

She told the court that her husband could not afford to rent an apartment for his family, adding that he also accused her of adultery. Rashidat claimed that Moses was always making uncom-plimentary remarks about her.

She also alleged that he once embarrassed her publicly, while she was hawking soft drinks, the proceeds of which she said were used to feed her children. The petitioner also alleged that she could not save from her daily earnings as they were living in his family house, where she had to feed all the family members.

She also alleged that her husband would not care for the welfare of their children, saying she had been responsible for the payment of their school fees. Rashidat, therefore, prayed the court to dissolve the marriage as she was no longer comfortable with feeding her children alongside her husband’s family.

The court’s President, Mr. Rahim Daudu, adjourned the case till January 27 to allow the respondent time to appear in court.

 


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