Wednesday 24 October 2012

Engineer seeks divorce, alleges disobedience, constant fighting by wife

AN engineer, Mr. Jamiu Jimoh on Monday filed a suit at a Grade ‘B’ Customary Court sitting in Oshodi, Lagos, seeking the dissolution of his marriage to his wife, Mrs Kafayat Jimoh.
The petitioner of 10, Hassan Street, Ogun-Oloko Oshodi, and a native of Kwara State, who told the court that he married the respondent under the Native Law and Custom in 1998, duly paid a bride price for the union, which has produced three children, filed the suit on the grounds that his wife usually disobeyed him   and constantly fought with him,
He also told the court his wife’s brothers beat him up whenever he went to see his children in the respondent’s family house at 4, Oduwusi Street, Oshodi, where his children stay.
He also said he had warned his wife to stay away from one Alfa who stays in their neighbouhood but he still caught them together in his room, though she denied they were doing anything wrong.
He said there was no more love in the marriage.
In her response, Mrs. Jimoh told the court she was also ready for the divorce but that it was the petitioner that made her know who the Alfa was because he always reported her to him in order for the Alfa to advice her.
She also said it was the Alfa who assisted her when her child was ill and the husband was not around.
The respondent also claimed that the petitioner had not been giving the children money for the past two months that he sometimes gave them N1000 or N500, which was not regular.
The petitioner, however, said he used to give them N7, 000 or N8, 000 a month but reduced the amount because he bought foodstuff, clothes and even slippers for them.
He however agreed to be paying N5000 monthly as well as buy clothes and foodstuff for them.
The Court President, Alhaja A.I.Olorunimbe after listening to both parties, fixed November 6, 2012 for counselling to both families and adjourned the matter to November 22, for hearing.

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