My Hubby Ran Away After 6 Months —Wife Tells Court


A 36-year-old teacher, Mrs.  Adenike Adedeji, on Monday told a Grade 1 Customary  Court sitting in Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State how her husband allegedly ran away from  their home six months after marriage.

Adenike said her husband, Jimoh Adedeji, 42, left home in August 2004 when the  marriage clocked six months, leaving her with their four-and-a-half-month-old baby.

She told the court that she had gone to work on the fateful day only to discover  upon her return that her husband had packed out of their matrimonial home.

Adenike accused her mother-in-law of allegedly aiding her son to pack out of their  home, saying she learnt that the mother was present when Jimoh was moving his things  out.

She said that since then, she had been solely responsible for the upkeep of their  only child and added that she had made several unsuccessful attempts to woo her  husband back, a situation which made her to opt for a divorce.

Adenike requested the court to mandate Adedeji to pay for the  child’s school fees  regularly and accept to take care of the baby’s upkeep.

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The President of the court, Mrs. Christianah Olaleye, said that although the  defendant was served with two court summons, he had refused to appear in court.

She, therefore, dissolved the marriage and ordered Adedeji to pay N3,000 monthly for  the child’s education and upkeep.

Olaleye said the money must be paid to the court’s registry as from Nov. 30 and  warned that the judgment must be adhered to strictly.

The president ordered the court bailiff to serve Adedeji with a copy of the  judgment.

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