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Court Dissolves 9-Year-Old Marriage Over Lost Love



A nine-year-old marriage between Balikis and Muhammad Olayinka has been dissolved by an Ilorin Area Court over lack of love between the couple.

The wife, Balikis who is a resident in Ojagboro Area, Ilorin begged the court to dissolve their marriage because they do not love each other.

She said they both do not have feelings for each other anymore while adding that they no longer see each other as a couple anymore.

“He did not have any love for me, likewise, I don’t love him anymore,” she said.

She said their marriage which started in 2011, had produced three children; Aliya 9, Adijat 7 and Abdullahi 5.

“My lord, I want an end to this marriage because I am not happy again. There cannot be peace where there is no love.

“I urge your lordship to award the custody of my three children to me and compel the defendant to pay N15, 000 as children monthly feeding allowance for them,” she said.

Her husband who was also present at the court did not object to the prayer of his wife on divorce, saying; she was free to go as it pleased her.

“My lord, I am happy to say yes to her divorce request. She is free to go as it pleases her,” he said.

The defendant, however, objected to the plaintiff’s request for the custody of the three children and the N15,000 monthly feeding allowance for them.

“My lord, I cannot release my children to her, my children must be under my watch. Their mother cannot take care of them,” he said.

The Presiding Judge, Mr Abdulhameed Aliyu, however, dissolved their marriage and adjourned the issue of custody and maintenance allowance till March 25 for continuation.

Source: Naija News