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Court dissolves 25-year-old marriage over alleged lack of love

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An Area Court in Centre-Igboro, Ilorin, on Wednesday, dissolved a 25-year-old marriage between one Ramat Ibrahim and her estranged husband, Ibrahim Ayinla, on account of lack of love.

The Presiding Judge, Hammad Ajumonbi while delivering judgment, said the statement by the petitioner, Ramat, indicated that all efforts to reconcile the couple had failed.

Ajumonbi, therefore, dissolved the marriage, which was conducted in the Islamic religion.

The court said the first and second children were adults and as such, had the right to choose who they wanted to live with.

The judge also directed the respondent to take full responsibility for the children’s feeding, school fees, and medical expenses, to the best of his ability.

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He also ordered that the petitioner be allowed to pack all her belongings.

The petitioner had earlier informed the court that she was scared of going to the respondent’s house, alleging that he was fetish and impartial with his co-wife, hence her insistence on divorce.

Ramat, however, said she did not have a job and no visible means of livelihood to cater to the children.

She, therefore, requested that the children remain with the respondent for now.

The respondent told the court that he agreed with the petitioner’s decision on divorce and did not want to ever see the wife in his house again, to avoid further allegations.

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