A 38-year old woman, Nnenna Nwokonko who approached a Lagos Customary Court to dissolve her 6-year-old marriage on the grounds that the marriage was contracted on deceit has seen her wish granted.
Nnenna had, on October 28, prayed the presiding president of the court that she wanted a divorce from her husband, Kelechi Nwokonko, over threat to her life and assault, adding that the relationship was also built on deceit.
“He lied to me that he is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and that he is financially buoyant, only for me to discover that he is just a school certificate holder without any genuine means of income.” She said
The respondent did not deny the allegations of deceit or assault, but told the court that he was not interested in divorcing his wife.
“After consultation with my family and pastors on the implications of divorce and the effect it will have on our child, I no longer want to divorce my wife,” he said.
When the court asked Nnenna if she was willing to consider the respondent’s plea, she said no.
The President then dissolved the marriage, saying that there was obviously no more love and that threat to life had been proven without reasonable doubt.
The court, however, told the respondent to appeal within 30 days if he was not happy with the decision.
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