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Court dissolves 8-yr-old marriage over constant battering

A Customary Court in Osogbo, Osun State, has dissolved a marriage of eight years between a trader, Mrs. Adedeji Suliyat, and her husband, Mr. Adedeji Teslim, who is a shoe-maker, over the husband’s constant beating of his wife.

Suliyat who dragged her husband to court accused him of lack of care for both her and their two children, including absence of peace in their matrimonial home.

“I have reported him to his parents but they told me they were less concerned and that we should sort ourselves out since we agreed to marry ourselves,” Suliyat added.

Teslim, however, denied his wife’s claims but agreed to have the marriage dissolved, saying Suliyat turned him into a shoe-maker.

“I was doing well and living comfortably in Lagos before she made me lose my job due to her constant trouble, now I am just managing myself but things are hard, I even find it hard to eat sometimes,” he said.

After listening to both parties, the president of the court, Chief Gabriel Oparanti, dissolved the marriage with immediate effect.

He, however, implored the husband to take the welfare of his children seriously despite the divorce.

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