A-64-year old man, Mr. Femi Eboda, prayed an Agege Grade ‘A’ Customary Court sitting in Lagos to dissolve his 21-year-old marriage to Bolanle Eboda over stealing and embarrassing him publicly.
Mr. Eboda, who lives at No, 14 Amusan, Oko-Oba, Abule Egba, claimed to have been suffering from stroke, diabetes and ulcer for the past two years, saying the wife failed to take care of him.
Saying he resigned from Union Bank some years ago because of ill-health, the husband said his health challenges were compounded by his wife and his family. He said his efforts to ensure that his children got good education were frustrated by Bolanle. While reacting to the allegations, the wife urged the court to beg her husband on her behalf. She denied the allegations but said she was not ready for divorce.
She said the marriage was been blessed with two children and her husband should consider her and resolve it. In his rulling, the court president, Mr. Emmanuel Shokunle, asked the couple to go back home and see how to settle it amicably because the woman still believed in the marriage. He adjourned the case till August 13 for further hearing. [Vanguard]