A Jikwoyi Customary Court, on Friday, dissolved a three-year-old marriage between Isaac Ugochukwu and wife, Oona Roxanne, over irreconcilable differences.
Justice Everyman Eleanya, in his judgment said “since the respondent has consented to the divorce, and the petitioner has agreed to wave the bride price, the marriage is here by dissolved and certificate of divorce will be issued accordingly”.
Counsel to the petitioner, E.U Ibe, told the court that, the couple have reached an agreement of settlement.
“Fortunately, after the last adjourned date, the couple agreed to settle with each other, and the terms of settlement has been filled before the court
“The respondent has also consented to the petitioner’s pray before the court, and has agreed to end the marriage.
“The petitioner has also said he does not want the bride price refunded. He has waved it”, he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ugochukwu, filed a divorce petition against Roxanne.
He said: ”my wife and I have drifted apart in the last three years. I have not communicated with her all these years and the worst thing is that she is not even bothered.” .
edited by Sadiya Hamza