An Omu-Aran Area Court in Kwara on Wednesday dissolved a 15-year-old marriage of a carpenter, Akeem Abiodun, over battering of his wife.
The judge, Mr Adebola Banigbe, said that the court had to dissolve the marriage since Akeem and his wife, Omolara, consented to the dissolution.
Banigbe reprimanded the carpenter for maltreating Omolara, saying that his low income status was not an excuse.
He gave the custody of the children to the Omolara, who applied for divorce.
In her petition on Feb. 27, Omolara prayed the court to dissolve the union, saying that Akeem subjected her to untold hardship since the inception of their marriage.
“I cannot bear it any longer; in spite of my suffering to cater for the education and upkeep of our five children, all I normally get in return is constant beating.
“ I am no longer interested in the union. I want the court to READ MORE
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