My wife is violent and irresponsible, man tells court

A man has described his estranged wife as a violent and irresponsible woman who destroyed household property at the slightest provocation.

The petitioner, Danlami Madaki, told the court that the marriage contracted 21 years ago between him Cecilia Vanyida was blessed with five children.

However, he described the respondent as “a violent and irresponsible woman who did not hesitate in destroying property at every slight provocation.”

Danlami said that Cecilia never took care of their children and that her attitude jeopardised the love he had for her.

He, therefore, begged the court to dissolve the marriage, saying there was no more love in the union and that nothing could bring them together again.

Cecilia, who was absent in court, sent a letter, saying that she did not object to the separation and that the court should grant the petitioner’s prayers.

Consequently, the Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa State on Wednesday dissolved the 21-year marriage, stating the wife’s “irresponsibility and violence.”

The Judge, Mr. Ibrahim Shekarau, noted that all efforts to reconcile the couple had failed.

Shekarau ruled that the union between the two parties had been severed in the interest of peace.

He advised the parties to maintain peace at all times, warning that any violation of the order of the court would amount to contempt and would attract grave consequences.

The judge directed the parties to collect their divorce certificates from the registrar’s office.

The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the parties were married in 1997, complying with the native laws and customs of the Gbagyi of Karu in Nasarawa State.



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