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Wife seeks divorce of 20-yr-old marriage over alleged desertion

A42-year-old housewife, Mrs Rasheed Taiwo, has asked an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve her 20-year-old marriage to her Husband, Tayo.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Taiwo is seeking the dissolution on grounds of alleged desertion and lack of care for the children.
Taiwo, a resident of Oshodi 1, Elemi Afao road, Ado-Ekiti told the court that her husband had abandoned her and the children for more than 10 years.
The mother of three,who said her husband did not care about her welfare and the children. alleged that before her husband left the house, he was not taking care of her and the children.
Taiwo said she had been the one responsible for the feeding and education of the children, adding that she was reliably informed that her husband had got married to another woman.
She, therefore, prayed the court to dissolve the marriage and grant her the custody of her three children- Rukayat, 19; Barakat, 15; and Yusuf, 10.
The President of the Court, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi, said since the respondent failed to come to defend himself against the allegations, they were deemed admitted by him.
Ogunsemi adjourned the case till November 30 for judgment.

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