Posted on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 03:35 PM

A housewife, Funmi Sangogade, has urged a Grade C Customary Court at Agodi-Ibadan, to dissolve her 17-year marriage to her husband, Kunmi, for alleged addiction to gambling and alcohol.

Funmi filed the divorce suit against her estranged husband for his failure in parental responsibilities, drunkenness and constant beating.

In her testimony before the court on Thursday, the plaintiff said her husband was an addicted gambler and drunkard.

“His love for alcohol and addiction to Baba-Ijebu can never be cured because I have tried all efforts to discourage him from gambling and excessive alcohol consumption but all efforts were in vain.

“I solely shouldered the responsibilities of our two kids; in fact, I cannot remember when he assisted me in paying their school fees.

“The worse is that my husband’s father used to support his addiction to gambling and even threatened to beat me whenever I have a misunderstanding with him.

“The court should dissolve the union, in view of the threat of my father-in-law and the incurable gambling addiction of my husband,” Funmi prayed the court.

In his defence, Kunmi accused the plaintiff of having extramarital affair and that she had left his house since 2015.
He prayed the court to uphold the request of the plaintiff, saying that he supported the marriage dissolution.

The president of the court, Chief Mukaila Balogun, however, dissolved the marriage and ordered the two children to remain in the custody of the plaintiff.

Balogun directed the defendant to pay N6, 000 monthly as allowances for the upkeep of the two children.



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