Court dissolves 20 years’ marriage over lack of trust, maltreatment



 A Jos Upper Area Court 3 sitting in Kasuwan Nama on Tuesday  dissolved the 20-year-old marriage between  one Karimatu Lawal ( the petitioner) and  her husband,  Bashiru Sani over lack of trust  and maltreatmen

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The Judge, Suleiman Lawal, granted the to the couple  as all efforts to reconcile failed.

Suleiman ordered the petitioner and the respondent to go their separate ways.

He also granted the petitioner the  custody of her last two children and asked the respondent to be responsible for their welfare.

Earlier before the was granted, the petitioner  had told the court that the respondent  no longer  trusted her and that he was fond of abusing  her at home in the presence of their children and in  public.

She said that Sani had no respect for any of her siblings and was ill-mannered toward her.

She added that he was living up to his responsibilities in terms of welfare of the children and the house in general.

Lawal told the court that the respondent forced her to rent an apartment as he could no longer accommodate her.

She said that  she had  been living in bondage last 20 years because of the respondent’s attitude toward her in the house.

Lawal said that  because of the respondents intolerable behaviour toward  her and her five children, she  lacked total love respondent, adding that it was why she was in court to seek the  dissolution of the marriage. (NAN)