An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Thursday dissolved a 10-year-old marriage between Ogunleye Titilayo and her husband, Taiwo on grounds of incessant fighting, lack of care and public assault.
The President of the court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, held that the marriage had broken down irretrievably and consequently dissolved it.
Akomolede awarded custody of the child to the wife, and ordered that the education of the child should be the jointly responsibility of both parents.
She said that the husband should be paying N4,000 as monthly upkeep allowance and granted him access to see his child.
Titilayo, 40, a resident of No 35, Araromi, Ado-Ekiti told the court that their incessant fighting was mainly on the maintenance of the only child they both have.
She said whenever she demands for the child’s school fees, it would led to a fight.
The mother of one, said that Taiwo had refuse to take care of her, claiming when he lost his job, she did not support him.
According to her, before she left his house, they jointly pay the child’s school fees but after leaving his house, she has been paying the fees.
She said her husband always assault her publicly, saying anywhere he sees her, he was fond of calling her a prostitute.
Titilayo urged the court to dissolve the marriage and award her custody of the only child, Joshua.
But Taiwo, 42, a resident of No 11, Tosin Aluko, Textile, Ado-Ekiti, denied fighting his wife.
He said that he always give her money to buy foodstuff in the house.
The respondent said that he even opened a restruant for Titilayo but she added beer to it which he did not accept.
He said that he started suspecting her when she picks her calls outside at home.
Taiwo accused the wife of attempting to stab him with knife when they were fighting, and used his money to feed another man.