22nd June, 2011
A businessman, Mr. Jimoh Sulaimon has approached the Agege Grade â€˜Aâ€™ Magistrateâ€™s Court, Lagos to dissolve his marriage because his wife, Mrs. Kemi Sulaimon, is no longer responsible and he no longer loves her.
He prayed the court to grant him custody of his three children currently staying with his wife in her fatherâ€™s house.
â€œMy in-law is a christian and I want my children brought up in a muslim home,â€ he wrote.
The petitioner also described the respondent as a troublemaker who likes fomenting trouble.
In her response, Mrs. Kemi Sulaimon, accused the petitioner of being irresponsible, adding that since she left his house with the children, he refused to provide them with money for feeding, school fees and rent.
â€œHe doesnâ€™t know how to take care of children because each time the children come to stay with him, they always fall sick,â€ she stated.
After listening to the parties, the President of the court, E.B. Shokunle ordered the petitioner to pay N22,000 for the house rent of the respondent and the children, as well as separate amount for their feeding, to the court immediately.
The case has been adjourned till 22 June for mention.