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Trader gets wish for divorce because husband loves his dog more

Custody of the only child was given to the trader and the husband asked to pay N10,000 monthly for her feeding.

• January 28, 2022
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The Igando Customary Court in Lagos has granted the wish of a trader, Rashidat Ogunniyi, who sought to have her marriage dissolved because her husband loved his dog more.

The President of the Court, Adeniyi Koledoye, held that the repeated refusal of the respondent’s appearance in court would not stop the proceedings.

“Throughout the duration of this case, the respondent did not honour court processes therefore, the court has no other choice than to dissolve the marriage.

“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mr Kazeem Ogunniyi and Mrs Rashidat Ogunniyi, dissolved today. Both of you henceforth cease to be husband and wife,” he said.

Mr Koledoye gave the custody of the only child of the marriage to the trader and ordered Mr Ogunniyi to pay N10,000 monthly for her feeding.

He held that Mr Ogunniyi would also be responsible for the child’s education and general welfare.

Earlier, the trader sought dissolution of her 12-year-old marriage, claiming her husband was only concerned about the welfare of his dog.

“He only cares about the health, happiness, and safety of his dog. He always showers the dog with compliments,” she said.

The 40-year-old petitioner also said that her husband was domineering and physically abused her on several occasions.

According to her, Mr Ogunniyi encourages their daughter to steal her money and give him so he could buy a phone for her.

(NAN)

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