An Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan, on Friday, dissolved a 5-year-old marriage due to the husband’s mental illness.
The petitioner Victoria Akinyemi’s filed for divorce against her husband Dare Akinyemi, due to her inability to cope with his mental illness.
“My lord, I never enjoyed my marriage of five years as a result of his stinginess and strange behaviors.
“In fact, I fend for him, pay the house rent and shoulder our family responsibility.
“I was not aware of his mental illness until recently when he became violent.
“Now, he stays with his parents and family members but always comes to my shop to demand money from me.
“I have tried my best to stop him from embarrassing me and our only child, but he would not change.
“I want the court to dissolve the marriage so that I can be free of any further embarrassment from him,’’ she said.
NANA reports that Dare was not in court after being summoned three times. The judge, however, ruled on the case.
In his judgment Chief Mukaila Balogun, said;
“Since the respondent was duly served a court summon on three occasions and failed to appear in court, the marriage is hereby dissolved and custody of the only child of the union is given to the petitioner,’’ Balogun ruled.