In Ibadan: 24-year-old marriage crashes
Fatimah had told the court that her husband, Abdulkareem, was an unrepentant drunk, who had been raining curses on her. A 24-year-old marriage on Tuesday in Ibadan hit the rocks as an Ibadan Customary Court sitting on Mapo Hill upheld the plea of the woman to dissolve the loveless union on the grounds of abandonment by the estranged husband.The court’s President, Mr Ademola Odunade, who dissolved the marriage between Fatimah and her husband, Abdulkareem Abulahmed, said the decision was taken in the “interest of peace and tranquility”.Fatimah had told the court that her husband, Abdulkareem, was an unrepentant drunk, who had been raining curses on her and the children.Odunade, however, awarded the custody of the last child of the marriage to Fatimah and directed Abdulkareem to pay a monthly feeding allowance of N5,000 for the child.The court also ordered Abdulkareem, who resides Amunloko area of Ibadan, to take responsibility for the education and welfare of the child.Fatimah told the court:“My Lord, Abdulkareem is irresponsible and has abandoned us."“He rains curses on our four children and I believe that he is possessed by some demons. He drinks to stupor.”The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abdulkareem was, however, not in court to defend himself after the third adjournment.
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