Connect with us

Judiciary

Woman threatens suicide if divorce request fails

Published

on

Battery

Ibadan, April 23, 2019 An Idi-Ogungun Customary Court in Agodi, Ibadan, on Tuesday dissolved a five-year-old marriage over battery and lack of care by the man.

The President of the court, Mr Mukaila Balogun, held that evidence before the court proved that Mr Lasisi Mukaila battered his wife, Kafila, who filed for divorce and threatened to kill herself if the court would reject her request.

Balogun said that the court did not derive pleasure in dissolving marriages ”but cannot fold its arms and allow ugly incidents involving lives to happen”.

He regretted that domestic violence had resulted in loss of lives, saying that some of lives would have been saved if the marriages were dissolved when the need arose.

”Though the defendant pleaded with the court not to dissolve the marriage, the court is handicapped to uphold the prayer due to threat from the plaintiff that she would kill herself if the court refuses her divorce request.

”The testimony of the plaintiff has shown that she was no longer interested in the union due to the unbearable ill-treatment and lack of care from the defendant.

”The court, therefore, dissolves the marriage. The only child of the marriage should be in the custody of the plaintiff.

”The defendant should pay N4,000 as monthly allowance for the upkeep of the child; both parties should abstain from trouble,” Balogun said.

Earlier, Kafila told the court that Mukaila was in the habit of beating her, adding that he was not concerned about her welfare and that of their child.

She said that she fainted in September 2018 when Mukaila beat her.

The petitioner threatened to kill herself if the court would not dissolve the marriage, saying that she was fed up.

Responding, Mukaila confessed to be beating his wife but promised to change.

He prayed the court not to dissolve the marriage.

Load more

Contact US: editor[at]nnn.com.ng, nnnnews247[at]gmail.com

Recent Posts

February 2020
MTWTFSS
« Jan
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272829

NNN News Nigeria: NNN is an online Nigeria news portal that publishes breaking news in politics, business, entertainment, sport, security, features, opinion, environment, education, technology, and the world news at large. NNN publishes only news that is factual, credible, verifiable, authoritative and investigative. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a unique media organization that is founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favor. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

© 2014 - 2019 NNN News Nigeria. All Rights Reserved.