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Divorce: Wife puts husband on 6-month probation

A customary court sitting in Ikole-Ekiti, Ekiti State, yesterday, adjourned hearing in a divorce case to March 28, 2018, after a housewife, Mrs Adenike Ogunsakin, prayed it to place her husband, Olamide Olabode, on a six-month probation, if he would be of good behaviour to her.

Adenike had filed for the divorce of her nine-year-old marriage to Olamide over an alleged constant physical abuse by her husband.

At the last adjourned date, President of the Court, Mrs Yemisi Ojo, who sued for amic

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able resolution of the matter, ordered the embattled couple to seek family members’ intervention in the settlement of the squabbles.

However, at the resumed hearing yesterday, she told the court that some family members had intervened with the husband’s promise to change.

She, however, urged the court to place her husband on six months probation before she can file for withdrawal of the case.

Adenike told the court that the period would allow her do a proper behavioural change assessment of Olamide as he had promised both families.

Her words: “I want to inform the court that as directed by it, that we allow family members intervene on the last adjourned date, our families had settled the matter for us.

“At the resolution meeting of both parties, my husband promised to change for good and has started towing that line of good behaviour.

“But I want the court to give me six months to place him on probation, if he will truly change, because we have had such amicable settlements in the time past only for my husband to renege on his promises.”

Olamide, who was in court, confirmed Adenike’s report of their amicable settlement of the matter.

The three-man panel expressed happiness that the couple heeded its advice of amicable resolution rather than dissolution of their marriage.

The court, thereafter, adjourned the case till March 19, 2018, for report of the outcome of the probation being sought by the wife.


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