A 31-year-old man, Eyebiokin A., on Friday asked an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve his 9-year-old marriage to his wife, Adeola.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Eyebiokin is seeking dissolution of the union on grounds of lack of respect for his mother and no more love for his wife.
Eyebiokin, who resides at Ureje Area, Federal Polytechnic road, Ado-Ekiti, alleged that his wife does not respect his mother, saying that they quarrel all the time.
He recalled that there was a day his wife offended his mother and he had to send her packing out of the house.
The plaintiff, who is also a father of one, said that he was no longer interested in the marriage and prayed the court to dissolve it.
He appealed to the court to award him the custody of their only child, Ayomide, aged 8 years.
But Adeola, the respondent, who resides at No. 25 Ojido area, Ado-Ekiti, told the court that she was living with her mother-in-law when she gave birth.
She said it was true that she often had quarrels with her mother-in-law.
Adeola said when their child clocked a year and one month, her husband took him to live with his (Eyebiokin’s) mother.
She, however, told the court that her husband did not regularly pay the child’s school fees.
The President of the court, Joseph Ogunsemi, adjourned the case till November 22 for judgement after listening to both parties.