General Court Dissolves 19-Year-Old Marriage Over Husband’s Inability To Pay Bride Price

Court Dissolves 19-Year-Old Marriage Over Husband’s Inability To Pay Bride Price

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An Ikole-Ekiti Customary Court on Thursday dissolved a 19 year-old marriage between Olawale and Mary Adeniyi over the inability of the husband to pay the bride price.

Mary had on July 27, 2012 dragged her husband before the court for failing to pay her pride price.

She also accused her husband of lack of care for the family, constant fighting and threat to her life.

Mary, who has now re-married and known as Mrs Oguntuase, told the court that the union between her former husband was a mere association and was blessed with three children.

She accused her former husband of chasing their eldest child with a cutlass when the child demanded for her school fees from him.

Adeniyi denied all the allegations levelled against him, saying that the plaintiff had always sought for an excuse to leave him despite all he had done for her.

The President of the court, Mrs Yemisi Ojo, dissolved the union and directed the two parties to be jointly responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the three children.

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