An Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos on Tuesday dissolved the eight-year-old marriage of a civil servant in the employ of the Lagos State Government over irreconcilable differences.
The court ruled that the marriage, which was contracted in 2004 between a civil servant, Mr Adegboyega Adelaja, 50, and his wife, Bolarinwa, 38, had broken down irretrievably.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the estranged husband had on June 19 filed a suit seeking the dissolution of the union with Bolarinwa, a caterer.
He accused his wife of being disrespectful and stubborn.
The President of the court, Mrs Remilekun Adesanya, said the petitioner had proved beyond reasonable doubts that the marriage had broken down.
``Free divorce is granted to plaintiff as accepted by the respondent. The marriage is hereby dissolved since the marriage has broken down,’’ she said.
She directed Adelaja to give N155,000 to the defendant as compensation to enable her to secure accommodation.
Adesanya granted the custody of the two children of ages six years and two years to the woman pending the decision of the Family Court.
Earlier, the wife had told the court that she had no objection to the dissolution.
``My husband is not caring; he has abandoned his family. I am equally tired of the marriage and I want it dissolved,’’ she said. (NAN)