Court Upholds Dissolution of 15 year-old Marriage



A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has upheld the dissolution a 15 year-old marriage between a businessman, Kingsley Onyenobi and his wife Chioma.

An Agege Grade A Customary Court, presided over by Mr. Phillip Williams, had in 2016 dissolved the marriage between the couple on grounds of irreconcilable differences.

In his judgment at the lower court, William held that the allegation of infidelity brought against Chioma by her husband Kingsley was enough ground to dissolve the marriage.

The Court President also held that two marriage certificates tendered by the respondent to prove that her marriage was contracted under the Marriage Act were discovered to be fake.

The court, however, asked both parties to maintain status quo on the custody of the children since it had no jurisdiction to make any pronouncement in that regards.

Not satisfied with the decision of the customary…

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