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News Africa : 53-year-old man seeks divorce after 20 years of marriage

53-year-old man seeks divorce after 20 years of marriage
A 53-year-old man, Festus Ajetunmobi, reportedly asked a Badagry Customary Court in Lagos State in Thursday to dissolve his 20-year-old marriage to his wife, Titilayo, alleging that she destroys his property.
Mr Ajetumobi stressed that all he desires is to put a lasting end to the relationship that was blessed with four children, adding that, Titilayo had threatened to douse the husband with hot vegetable oil, when he wanted to demarcate his shop.

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According to him, his wife registered their first son as an apprentice tailor, after his secondary education in 2016, without his knowledge.

“My lord, I have to leave my house and rented another apartment to save my life from my wife.
“Each time we have misunderstanding, my wife used to destroy our property; I remember in 2004, when we had an argument, she broke the front glass of my Toyota Camry.
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“Enough is enough, I am tired of her trouble, intolerable behaviour, no rest of mind and destruction of property; please separate us,” Ajetunmobi pleaded.

On her part, the wife, however, debunked the husband’s allegations.
“My husband is lying; the problem started when I attended his family party in Agbado.
“I discovered that my husband had married another wife and they put on the same cloth.
“Since that day, he started beating me; I broke the windscreen of his motor because the beating was too much.

“I do not want to divorce him because of our four children; I do not want them to suffer,” she said.
In his ruling, the court’s President, Mr Sakirudeen Adekola, however, adjourned the case until October 9, for further hearing, to enable the two families to resolve their differences.

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