Tina Agada, a hairdresser, has approached an Ikole Customary Court to seek for the dissolution of her six year-old marriage to John Agada, over alleged brutality and lack of care. She alleged that the defendant was in the habit of beating her. She also alleged that the defendant had not paid her bride price since they married and had no regard for her and the two children of the union. “My husband never cared about the wellbeing of our two children nor paid their school fees,” she said.
Tina further alleged that her husband always threatened to kill her whenever she refused to allow him to sleep with her and asked the court to dissolve the union because she could no longer cope with the challenges facing her.
She prayed the court to give her the custody of the two children for proper care and demanded N10,000 monthly allowance to support the feeding of the kids.
The defendant, however, did not cross-examine the plaintiff, saying he would give his own side of the story on the next adjournment date.
Mrs. Yemisi Ojo, President of the court, adjourned the case to January 25, 2016.
By Dike Onwuamaeze