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A man, Samuel Balogun has prayed a Grade 1 Customary Court Sitting at Agbeloba, Abeokuta, Ogun State to grant him divorce because of constant quarrels between him and his wife, Abisola Balogun for peace to reign.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that Samuel and Abisola had brought the case to the court seeking dissolution. But, the court asked them to go home and make amicable settlements on the issues but they returned to court on Monday, saying there was no settlement.
Samuel said, “After the court ordered us to go back for settlements, I went to meet her for us to resolve issues but she told me that it is not possible that she can’t live with me again that she now has someone else, and I discovered that she had already made up her mind and I took provisions for my daughter to her place that day.
“The following week, I went back to her workplace to give my daughter another provision, when I heard that the last one had finished, I told her to allow us to discuss but she said there was nothing for us to discuss. Then, I told her to allow me to see my daughter. She told me the child was in her boss’ office.
“She collected the provisions, walked out on me and warned me not to ever come to her work place.
“Later that day, I texted her to ask if the boss whom I paid to teach her is now the father of my own child, to which she said the child is mine and she cannot be any other person’s child. She then told me that the next time I would see my daughter would be the next court sitting.”
Abisola said she advised him to stop coming to her workplace to avoid harassment.
“When he came to me, he told me he didn’t come to beg, but he only came for an explanation which I asked what the explanation was about after the lies he had told against me, saying I am adulterous. And I said if he didn’t come to beg , then he should excuse me.
“He asked if the child still had provisions and I told him that the provisions were finished. And he brought them which I collected.
“He came to my work place the following week, the agreement according to the court is that we should not harass each other, like going to each other’s workplace to harass each other. So I asked him not to come to my workplace again, to avoid issues.
“I take my child to my workplace and she is already used to the people there. The child was not around the day he came, they had taken her out, around the shopping complex.
“He later sent me a text asking if he would not be allowed to see his daughter or if my boss is now the father of the child, which I told him no.”
Delivering judgement, the president, M.A Orunsolu adjourned the case by a month for the couples to make settlements and resolve issues between them.
Orunsolu held that there was a need for the couples to meet again and make settlements between each other for the sake of their child.
He gave serious warning to the defendant; Abisola, to make the child available to her husband whenever he comes to check on her.
He ordered that Samuel visits his daughter twice a week and give necessary assistance as and when due, adding that the couples should exhibit good behavior between each other.
He said he placed the judgement for peace to reign and for the betterment of the child’s future.
He therefore advised the couples’ relatives to interfere in the resolution of the issues and to make peace reign between the couples.
The court’s president, however, adjourned the case till 5th, September, 2022.
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