‘Forceful marriage, kidnapping alien to Qur’anic teaching’

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Muslim faithful to do away with criminal activities such as killing, kidnapping and forced marriage. The president said this in a document, maintaining that these vices are against Islam He said: “Putting into practice the great virtues for which the Holy Prophet Muhammad is historically famous and revered would have a far greater impact on changing our attitudes and behaviours than the best sermons ever will. “The indiscriminate killing of innocent people, the kidnapping of female students and forcing them into marriage and conversion is…

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Court dissolves 28-year-old marriage for lack of affection, irreconcilable differences

An Ekiti Customary Court sitting in ‎Ikole-Ekiti on Thursday dissolved a 28-year-old marriage between Mrs Bisi Laidi and her husband, Ogundele. President of the court, Mrs Yemisi Ojo, dissolved the union, saying that the disputes between the parties were irreconcilable. Ojo, however, awarded custody of all the children of the union to the respondent. The president of the court ruled that the respondent ‎shall be responsible for the upkeep and education of the children. Ojo permitted the children to visit or spend holidays with their mother if they so wish.…

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Court dissolves 41-year-old marriage over alleged incest

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Thursday, dissolved a 41- year-old marriage between Mabel Alli and her husband, Pastor Richard, over incest. The Court President, Adeniyi Koledoye, said it appeared the estranged couple was tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile them, failed. “Since both parties agreed to the dissolution of the marriage, this court has no choice but to dissolve it. “The court hereby pronounce the marriage between Mabel Alli and Pastor Richard, dissolved. Both of you henceforth cease to be husband and wife. “Each of…

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Husband wants court to dissolve 21-yr-old marriage over threat to life

A 59-year-old husband, Kolawole Mathew, on Tuesday asked an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve his 21-year-old marriage to his wife, Ajoke, over threat to life. Mathew, 59, a resident of No 14, Ifelere Omisajana in Ado-Ekiti, told the court that his wife often threatened to kill him and burn down his house while cursing and engaging him in fights. He also said his wife often denied him food over any little misunderstanding and would move out of their shared room, adding that her association with certain women was affecting her…

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Court dissolves 31 year-old marriage over religious differences

Chief Ademola Odunade, President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Monday dissolved a 31 year-old marriage between one Azeez Muritala and Ramota over religious differences. Odunade held that he dissolved the relationship because the duo had refused to be pacified. The Arbitrator, Odunade however, awarded custody of the four children produced by the union whose ages ranged between 11 and 30 to Azeez because they were grownups. In his petition to the court, Azeez, a truck driver said that he wanted the court to put an end to…

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Court dissolves marriage for husband’s lack of care, orders refund of N60,000 dowry

A Jos Upper Area Court on Wednesday dissolved the marriage between Maryam Adam and Mustapha Adam following a petition filed by the former. Maryam, a resident of Gangere, Jos North, had sued her husband in the court seeking the dissolution of the marriage on the grounds that her husband was not psychologically stable and had neglected her and her 10-month old baby. The house wife said that she could no longer stay with her husband. She argued that such separation was permissible in Islamic law, “if the partners are no…

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Court dissolves 14-yr-old marriage over infidelity

A Badagry Customary Court sitting at Topo Garage on Wednesday dissolved the 14-year marriage between Isiaka Akinola,41, and his 36-year-old wife, Anifat, on the ground of infidelity. Isiaka had filed for divorce on the grounds of adultery, maltreatment of their three children and threat to life. The court ’s President, Mr Shakirudeen Adekola, dissolved the union and awarded the custody of the children to the petitioner. “From the evidence adduced by both parties in court, it is very clear that this marriage had broken down irretrievably and both parties are…

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Court dissolves 11-yr-old marriage over lack of care

An Idi Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi area, Ibadan, on Wednesday dissolved an 11-year-old marriage between Mariam Abdulrahman and her husband, Ahmed, on ground of improper care for the children and the wife. The plaintiff, Mariam, told the court that she could no longer cope with having to see to the welfare of the three children, claiming that her husband was irresponsible. “I sell only foodstuffs but when the struggle was too much for me, I took the first two children to him, while the last remained with me. “Since then,…

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Dissolve my marriage, my husband beats me before sex, woman tells court

A housewife, Oluwakemi Patrick, pleaded with an Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos on Tuesday to dissolve marriage because her husband her husband beats her before making love to her. Oluwakemi, a mother of five, told the court that she would no longer bear the persistent beating before sex of John Patrick, her husband of 17 years. “My lord there is no more love in our marriage. I want divorce. “I met my husband 17 years ago. He proposed to me and I agreed to marry him but after some time…

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Man wants 20-year-old marriage dissolved over wife’s alleged tantrum

A 53-year-old Festus Ajetunmobi, on Tuesday, asked a Badagry Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve his 20-year-old marriage to his wife, Titilayo, alleging that she destroys his property. The petitioner told the court that he was no longer interested in the marriage because of her alleged habitual destruction of household property during a misunderstanding. He said that he wanted to put an end to the relationship that was blessed with four children. “My lord, I have to leave my house and rented another apartment to save my life from…

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