Alleged abandonment threatens 14- yr-old marriage

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She accused her husband of neglecting his parental responsibility to  the three children of the marriage.

Toyin  said that she could no longer cope with loneliness and bearing of  the responsibility of the three children alone.

According to her, the husband lives with another woman and spends his daily income on the second wife while neglecting her and  the kids.

“I have reported him to his parents but it seems they support his action because they did nothing to make him turn a new leaf.

“My regret is that he has collected the little money my parents gave me to start a business.

“My lord, he once used trickery  to collect money from me and gave another woman.

“He rarely comes to meet me and the children in his house where we live, but spends his money on  another woman outside his matrimonial home.

“I urge the court to dissolve the marriage because his actions have proved that he does not love me anymore.’’ Toyin said.

The accused, however, denied the allegation urging the court not to dissolve the marriage because he still loves  his wife.

He prayed the court to adjourn the case to allow elders to intervene and ensure  amicable resolution of the matter.

The President of the Court, Chief Mukaila Balogun, appealed to the plaintiff to allow family elders to intervene in the matter.

Balogun, who  admonished the respondent  to shun acts capable of destroying his  marriage, urged him to  move closer to his wife and children.

He  also directed the plaintiff to bring the three children  of the marriage to the court.

Balogun  adjourned the case till  Friday for a report of settlement.