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Court dissolves six-year-old marriage over wife’s bed-wetting


High Court

High Court

An Ibadan Customary Court in Oyo State yesterday dissolved a six-year-old marriage between Femi Bankole and his wife, Modupeoluwa, following the man’s consent to her request for divorce.

The plaintiff had sought the dissolution of the marriage, accusing the man of embarrassing, molesting and threatening her life because she was always bed-wetting.

Dissolving the marriage, the judge, Mukaila Balogun, ordered that the only child of the couple should be with the plaintiff. Mr. Balogun also ordered the defendant to be providing N4,000 monthly for the upkeep of the child and warned the parties against fomenting trouble against each other.

The plaintiff had told the court that her husband was in the habit of disgracing her in public because of her condition. She said she earlier told her husband of her health challenges before they got married.

“His bad attitude toward me can no longer be endured; he beats me always and I have no rest of mind due to the way he treated me. I had been warned not to marry him due to his bad character but I did not listen because I loved him. I pray the court to separate us so that I can start my life afresh since I am still young,” she said.

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