A Magistrate Court sitting in Badagry, Lagos, on Thursday granted a petition filed by Yinka Adewole, for the termination of her 25-year-old marriage on the basis that her husband, Temitope had a perpetual habit of stealing.
Mr Sakirudeen Adekola, The President of the Court, in granting the petition made by Yinka, said: “all efforts to reconcile the parties had failed”.
The President of the Court advised Temitope and Yinka to face their future in peace and. “Anyone not satisfied with the judgment can appeal within 80 days.
“Violation of any of these orders made above by the court amounts to contempt and shall be so treated with the appropriate sanctions,” he added.
Previously, the petitioner, Yinka, 51-years old, a civil servant had pleaded with the magistrate court to dissolve her marriage, asserting that Temitope, her husband was a thief and a womaniser.
The petitioner, who live at No. 30 FMPWH yard, Seme Road, Badagry told the court that she could no longer tolerate his habit, adding that love no longer existed in the marriage.
“My husband is a thief, he steals from me and doesn’t perform his responsibility as a husband.
“At least if i don’t have a child of my own, i should have rest of mind, enough is enough,” she said.
Though, Temitope denied allegations of him stealing from his is wife.
He, however, reported that he did not want to divorce Yinka because they promised to live together till death do them path.