An Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday dissolved the one-year-old marriage between Ismail Kareem and Sofiat, his wife, over the former’s alleged irresponsibility.

The Court President, Mrs. Funmi Adeola, in her ruling on the divorce case filed by Sofiat, ordered the couple to go their separate ways since efforts to reconcile them proved abortive.

Adeola, however, ruled that their one-year-old child must be properly taken care of by both parties.

“The fact that you are separated does not mean that the fruit of the marriage should suffer.

“The child’s education, feeding, medical allowance must not be affected; henceforth, the father must pay the sum of N10,000 monthly, for the child’s feeding.

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“Both parents should be responsible for the child; the father has been granted visitation right to his child at any reasonable time of the day.

“Custody of the child has been granted to the mother because she still needs motherly care,” she said.

The 28-year-old petitioner had, on August 16, alleged that the husband was irresponsible and had refused to cater for his family.

Sofiat claimed that she had borne the entire burden of feeding the family.

Her 31-year-old husband denied the allegation, but endorsed her divorce request.


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