AN Abeokuta Customary Court has dissolved a five-year-old marriage between Rukayat Lawal and Ismail Lawal over troublesome act and lack of trust.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that Rukayat, 29, told the court that Ismail was fond of using hard objects to beat her whenever they had a misunderstanding.
She said “My husband is very wicked and stubborn. He hits me with any hard object he gets hold of during misunderstanding and beats me mercilessly.
“He does not worry about me and my child; all he knows is to womanise.
“I have reported him to his family members and his friends, but it seems he does not want to change his attitude. Please separate us, I don’t want him to kill me.’’
Responding, Ismail accepted all the plaintiff accused him of and agreed that the marriage be dissolved.
He, however, said, my main concern is my son. Please, she should allow my only child to go to school.
“Please help me beg her not to put my child in anybody’s care because I am ready to pay all his bills. Just contact me if there is a problem.’’
The President of the Court, Mr Olalekan Akande, dissolved the marriage.
He subsequently granted the only child – Lateef – to Rukayat for proper motherly care.
Akande said the defendant should be paying N2, 000 on or before the fifth day of every month.
In another development, an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos remanded a 21-year-old woman, Ayomide Omodire, in prison for the theft of some items valued at N90,000.
Omodire, whose address is unknown, had pleaded guilty two count s of stealing and unlawful entry.
The magistrate, Mrs M.B. Folami, said the accused should be remanded in prison and adjourned the case till June 2 for facts and sentencing.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Oluwafemi Adeleye, told the court that the accused stole the properties belonging to one Omolola Adeola.