18-yr-old marriage Dissolved over wife’s frequent partying


An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Tuesday dissolved the 18-year-old marriage between Mr. Olukayode Atolagbe and his wife, Bisi (file image) over her frequent partying.

The dissolution was handed down by court’s President, Mr. R. I. Adeyeri after efforts to reconcile the warring couple were futile.

Adeyeri ruled: “Both parties are no longer husband and wife. They are free to go their separate ways.”

The petitioner, Mr. Olukayode Atolagbe, 47, had filed a suit seeking for the dissolution of his 18-year-old marriage over his wife’s frequent partying.

He said: “My wife hardly stays at home as she frequently goes from one party to another, both on weekdays and at weekends.

“She cannot do without attending three to four parties a week; sometimes she will go for days without bothering about what the children will eat.”

He described his wife as a “fighter and a trouble maker,” saying that she always fought their tenants and even himself in public, to the extent of tearing his clothes.

“Before I built my house, our landlords always ejected us from our apartments due to my wife’s frequent fighting with either the landlords’ wives or fellow tenants,” he said.

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