A 33-year-old housewife, Okunola Adebola, on Tuesday, begged an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court, to dissolve her five-year-old marriage to her husband, Oluwasayo for alleged desertion and lack of care.
Adebola, a resident of No 22, Ado community junction, Ado-Ekiti, told the court that they were both paying the child’s school fees but he suddenly stopped.
She said that she sought for his assistance on the school fees but he refused to pay the school fees.
The mother of one said that since three years ago, she was responsible for the welfare of the child, adding that he was fond of saying she was lazy and jobless.
According to her, atimes, he will drop N20,000 for the child’s school fees, while she was responsible for the feeding allowance and the payment of the house rent.
The petitioner claimed that, they had disagreement on sales of clothes that he send from abroad, saying she did not remit any money to him.
Adebola said ever since then, he came to pack all he bought for her such as house equipment, including her sewing machine.
She, therefore, prayed the court to award her the custody of the child and compel the respondent to pay her N15,000 as monthly upkeep allowance for the child.
But, Oluwasayo, 53, a resident of No25, Adehun Str. Ado-Ekiti, said Adebola was his ex-girl friend.
He said that there relationship did not last for a month and since then, he had been responsible for her pregnancy including her antenatal treatment.
He said he had invested so much on her, saying he shipped three different containers of wears for her to sell and remit the money to him, but she mismanaged the money.
Oluwasayo said he provides foodstuff, clothes and other house equipment for her to be comfortable, still she was not satisfied.
The respondent said Adebola was a lazy woman and not ready to work, adding that he bought different sewing machines for her but she refused to make use of them.
He said she usually visit him and whenever she comes, he would give her transport fare because he often travel abroad.
He, therefore, prayed the court to award him the custody of his child so that he could put him in a boarding school for proper care.
The President of the court, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi, after hearing from both parties adjourned the case till Oct. 25 for judgment.