Trader Seeks Dissolution Of 14-Year Marriage


An estranged wife, Mrs. Omolola Olayinka has dragged her husband, Mr. Rasheed Olayinka before the Agege Grade ‘A’ Customary Court, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, for stripping her naked in public.

In her petition, Mrs. Olayinka called for the dissolution of the 14-year old marriage which produced two children, aged 14 and 5 because there is no more love between her and her husband.

“He doesn’t care for me and the children,” she added.

The respondent agreed to divorce his wife after the petition was read to him.

In her words: ”I went to my younger sister’s party and came back at 9 p.m. I saw my husband sleeping without the children eating anything. Then, he requested for my phone which I did not give to him and he pursued me to the toilet and tore my pant and stripped me naked in public,” she said.

The respondent explained to the court that the rift started on 22 November, 2010 when she told him that she was going to Kano to buy some goods.

“Someone told me he saw my wife at Shogunle maternity hospital for treatment of STD. She also lied to me that she was going to see her mum at Abeokuta when her younger brother came in to tell me that their mum was not at Abeokuta but at Owode-Egba. From then on I started suspecting her movements,” he told the court.

After listening to the parties, the court president, Mr. E.B. Shokunle adjourned the matter till 5 April, 2011 for continuation of trial and advised the couple to maintain absolute peace.

—Ibrahim Bakare

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