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An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court has dissolved the 16-year-old marriage between Bosede Olowookere and her husband, Sola Olowookere.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Bosede sought the dissolution of their marriage due to her husband’s lack of care for her and their only child as well as lack of respect for her family members.
She further told the court that the respondent failed to take responsibility of their daughter’s education.
She appealed to the court to dissolve her marriage so that she could be free from her troublesome husband.
The mother of one prayed the court to award custody of their child to her because the respondent does not have time to take care of their child.
She also prayed the court to compel the respondent to be pay N10, 000 as the child’s monthly feeding allowance while she stated that she was willing to join the respondent in paying her school fees.
The petitioner told the court that the respondent was free to visit his daughter whenever he wanted to do.
The respondent, a commercial driver, stated that all the allegations leveled against him by the petitioner were true.
He told the court that he deliberately decided not to take care of the petitioner because of her bad attitude.
Olowokere stated that he did not want to have anything to do with the petitioner again because she is remarried.
The father of one child told the court he would take care of his child’s welfare and education at all levels.
He also offered to give the child feeding allowance and food stuff every weekend.
He prayed the court to dissolve their marriage in order to have rest of mind.
The court president, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi, observed that the marriage had broken down irretrievably and so dissolved it.
He ruled that custody of the child be awarded the petitioner for proper care.
Ogunsemi ordered the respondent to give the child N1, 000 and foodstuffs every Saturday.
He also ruled that he should be responsible for the education of his child at all levels.
The court president further stated that the respondent should have access to the child.

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