A 42-year-old housewife, Mrs Rasheed Taiwo, on Monday asked an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve her 20-year-old marriage to her Husband, Tayo. Taiwo is seeking the dissolution on grounds of alleged desertion and lack of care for the children.
Taiwo, a resident of Oshodi 1, Elemi Afao road, Ado-Ekiti told the court that her husband had abandoned her and the children for more than ten years. The mother of three said the husband did not care about her welfare and the children.
She alleged that before her husband left the house, he was not taking care of her and the children.
Taiwo said she had been the one responsible for the feeding and education of the children. She said that she was reliably informed that her husband had got married to another woman.
She therefore prayed the court to dissolve the marriage. Taiwo also prayed the court to grant her the custody of her three children, Rukayat, 19; Barakat, 15; and Yusuf, 10.
The President of the Court, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi, said since the respondent failed to come to defend himself against the allegations, they were deemed admitted by him. Ogunsemi adjourned the case till Nov. 30 for judgment.