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Court dissolves 12-year-old marriage over wife’s extra-marital affairs

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At a Customary Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State on Tuesday, a 36-year-old housewife, Eniola Ogbonna said she took to prostitution so as to be able to feed her children when her husband, Hanni Ogbonna, filing for divorce, refused to take care of his responsibilities.

The complainant, Hanni, had while making a case for divorce, described his wife as an adulterous person.

He said, “We have been married for 12 years and we have four children. My wife has become an adulterous person. She has no time for the children because of her promiscuity.

“I have long waited for her to change her attitude, but she refused. All these are giving me unrest. That is why I have come to seek divorce,” he noted.

The mother of four, who begged the court not to grant the divorce for the sake of their children, narrated how she found herself in prostitution.

“About eight years ago, I lost my job but my husband, was not giving me money, so I became a harlot. It is true that I flirt around, but my husband showed me the way.

“He was always discriminating between me and the senior wife in the provision of money for our children.

“Whenever we had a quarrel, he would always beat me. Even with all these, I do not want a divorce because of my children,” Eniola pleaded.

The Court president, Chief Popoola Bolarinwa ruled that since it was the complainant that insisted on the break up, the court had no reason to oppose his wish.

Bolarinwa said, “The complainant has insisted on divorce and rejected the appeal by the court to make reconciliation.

“The defendant is an unrepentant prostitute, who is not willing to change.

“We hereby dissolve the marriage,” the Court president ruled.


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