The gavel of justice
A businessman seeking to divorce his wife on grounds of adultery had his prayers answered on Wednesday when a Customary Court at Igando, near Lagos dissolved his marriage to Ganiyat Falana, 37.
Ganiyat and Dare Falana were until the dissolution of the union, married for 15 years.
Delivering judgment, the President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, said he was convinced that the couple could no longer live together as the petitioner had insisted on divorce after several interventions.
“The court has no choice than to dissolve the union; in spite of the fact that the wife still claims she loves her husband.
“The court pronounced the marriage between Dare Falana and Ganiyat Falana dissolved today, both parties, henceforth; cease to be husband and wife,” Omilola ruled.
Dare, 40, a businessman, had approached the court, seeking the dissolution of the marriage because of infidelity and threats to his life.
The estranged man, who described his wife as adulterous, claimed to have caught her with a man friend in his room chatting and eating.
“I came back home to pick something in the morning and I met my wife with her lover inside our room eating food bought from an eatery.
“My wife is always threatening my life with dangerous weapons as she chased me with knife in our street to stab me.
“She is a good fighter. Her hobby is fighting. I have on at least five occasions bailed her at the police station.
“She fights with friends, neighbours, even in the church and I had to leave that church for her because of this shameful act,” said Dare.
Ganiyat, however, described Dare as fetish, claiming that he had killed the foetus in her womb.
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Source:: PM Newspaper