Husband seeks dissolution of 14-year-old marriage for alleged threats to life

She brought two bottles containing some substances with a black soap and told him that they were meant for different purposes to harm him,’’ Kehinde said.

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A 43-year-old husband, Ibrahim Kehinde, on Wednesday urged an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve his 14-year-old marriage to his wife, Semiat for alleged adamant to take corrections and threats to life.

Kehinde, who lives behind Ologede Police Station, Ado-Ekiti, also begged the court to dissolve the marriage because of lack of rest of mind.

He told the court that whenever he corrects his wife, she would not heed to the corrections.

"There was a time she confessed to him and asked for his forgiveness for her bad attitude.

The father of three said that there was a particular time he was taken to the hospital and the doctor diagnosed that the food he ate was contaminated.

He said that he was treated in a traditional home and was advised to be careful with the food he eats.

He claimed that his in-law was in support of her wife’s unruly attitude, noting that his mother-in-law had warned him not to kill her daughter, while the younger brothers threatened his life.

He, therefore, prayed the court to dissolve the marriage and award him the custody of his three children, Mubarak, 13, Qureebat, 11, and Husnah, six years.

The respondent was absent in court.

The President of the court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, adjourned the petition till Nov.25, for further hearing.

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