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2015 Guber Election Tears Home Apart in Ekiti

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A housewife, Folasade Fatunla, on Thursday told an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court that she wants her marriage with her husband Gbenga dissolved after she accused him of battery.

Folashade, 32, who made this known when she testified in her divorce petition, said that her husband stabbed her in the hand with a broken bottle after she went to cast her vote in the 2015 Ekiti governorship election.

She also said that the husband was fond of beating her.

“My husband accused me of leaving the children at home without his knowledge,” she said.

She begged the court to dissolve her 12-year-old marriage to Gbenga for alleged battery, threat to life and lack of care for her and the children.

Folasade, a trader and resident of Igirigiri St. Ado-Ekiti, told the court that she packed out of the respondent’s house a year ago when he attempted to kill her.

She said the respondent did not pay her dowry, adding that their co-habitation as husband and wife for the past 12 years had produced two children.

The petitioner said whenever the respondent was drunk and she queried him for behaving in such manner, the respondent would beat her mercilessly.

Folasade said the respondent often threatened ‎to kill her whenever they had any misunderstanding.

She said the respondent did not care about the feeding, welfare and education of her two children but preferred to leave the house in morning and come home at midnight.

The petitioner urged the court to dissolve the marriage to enable her have peace of mind to enjoy the fruit of her labour.

She requested that the respondent should be paying N10,000 as monthly feeding allowance of the two children and he should also be responsible for their education at all levels.

The President of ‎the court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, after hearing the testimony of the petitioner, adjourned the case to Feb. 28, for further hearing.

She ordered the petitioner and the respondent to bring their witnesses on the adjourned date.


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