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Woman seeks dissolution of marriage over brutality


An hairdresser, Mrs Tina Agada, has approached an Ikole Customary Court seeking for dissolution of her 6-year-old marriage to John Agada, over alleged brutality and lack of care.

In a suit filed before the court on Tuesday, Tina alleged that the defendant was in the habit of beating her and always threatening to kill her.

She said the defendant who had not paid her bride price since they married six years ago, had no regard for her and the two children of the union.

She told the court that her husband never cared about the wellbeing of the two children nor paid their school fees.

Tina further said Agada always threatened to kill her whenever she refused to allow him to sleep with her.

She urged the court to dissolve the union, saying she could no longer cope with the challenges facing her in the hands of the defendant.

She also prayed the court to give her the custody of the two children for proper care and demanded N10,000 monthly allowance to support the feeding of the kids.

The defendant, however, did not cross-examine the plaintiff, saying he would give his own side of the story on the next adjournment date.

Mrs Yemisi Ojo, President of the court, adjourned the case to Jan 25, 2016, for continuation of hearing.(

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