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Court dissolves 22-year marriage for abandonment

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Court dissolves 22-year marriage for abandonment

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A court in the central Jos region sitting in Kasuwan Nama on Thursday dissolved a 22-year marriage between Nuratu Shehu and her ex-husband, Abdulganiyu Olayekan, due to abandonment.

In rendering their judgment, Justices Ghazali Adam and Hyacenth Dolnanan granted Shehu’s divorce petition.

Adam said all efforts to reconcile the parties had failed and therefore ordered Shehu and Olayekan to go their separate ways.

The court awarded Shehu custody of the last two children and ordered the defendant to send a monthly allowance of N30,000 to the applicant for their maintenance.

Adam said violating any of the court orders would constitute contempt and will be dealt with with the appropriate penalties.

Previously, Shehu begged the court to dissolve her marriage, claiming that her husband had abandoned her and her five children.

She added that Olayekan had refused to pay their rent for three years and that she and the children had been evicted.

She said her husband also refused to pay the children’s school fees.

The respondent, Olayekan, accepted the court’s decision. (NAA)

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