Court Dissolves Marriage Of 5 Years In Iseyin Oyo State Over Husband’s Inability To Pay Wife’s Dowry


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November 16, 2016 – Court Dissolves Marriage Of 5 Years In Iseyin Oyo State Over Husband’s Inability To Pay Wife’s Dowry

A Customary Court sitting at Iseyin in Oyo State on Wednesday dissolved a marriage contracted five years ago over inability of a husband to pay dowry.

A correspondent of NAN reports that Azeez Akeusola watched calmly as court terminated his marriage to his wife Rashidat, due to his inability to pay dowry and other allegations.

“This court finds it disturbing that families of the estranged couple were unable to resolve the lingering crisis between their children who have been married for five years.

“Evidences of threat to life, lack of love and care are obvious. Both families have also lost interest in the union.

“At this juncture, I hereby pronounced the marriage dissolved,” the President of the court, Adelodun Oyegbenle, ruled.

NAN recalls that Rashidat had approached the court seeking dissolution of the marriage over allegations of non-payment of her dowry and a lack of care, among others.

She told court that the union had produced a four-year-old child.

Rashidat also told court that she had tried without success to convince Azeez to do the needful.

“He said he does not have money, yet, he is living very large, drinking and partying every day.

“He claims he does not have money to pay my dowry and be responsible at home.

“I’m tired of living in this kind of marriage. I take care of the family all alone and his family members don’t appreciate that because they keep ganging up against me.

“I have to find my way out of this marriage before they do me harm because they are fetish people,” she alleged.

However, Akeusola responded:

“I’m consenting to the dissolution not because she was correct in all that she said but because she is a very rude and uncultured woman.

“She talks to my family members very rudely and in a manner that says she lacks home training and discipline. I’m no longer interested too,” he asserted.

In the judgment, Oyegbenle bemoaned the inability of all parties concerned to resolve the matter out of court.

He, thereafter, dissolved the marriage accordingly.

This is the second time within a month that the court has had to dissolve a marriage on allegation of non-payment of dowry.


6 thoughts on “Court Dissolves Marriage Of 5 Years In Iseyin Oyo State Over Husband’s Inability To Pay Wife’s Dowry

  1. Non payment of dowry is a literal word used to justify the dissolve,but i sighted as the Court pointed out that the marriage has lose it’s main bearing,Love.

    If dowry was not paid,how do they become husband and wife at the first place since that’s what (THEIR) tradition demand which also gives court authority to dissolve?..PLS I WANT TO KNOW FROM THOSE WHO KNOW BETTER.

  2. When I am marry, nothing can posibul to be divoicing upon me and my wife bicos I am goodest hosband weyris dey upon the hole world today. I go teach my wife how to smoke igbo so that we go de sing rege muzik together. Two of us both are carry dada and shake am well well.

  3. Shouldn’t payment of dowry precede a valid customary marriage? If it is true that the man was marrying on credit it seems someone told les somewhere that dowry was paid. That could explain why the families appear reluctant to get involved in resolving the dispute for this couple. It is even the family of the woman that has to give their daughter’s hand in marriage and I wonder how it happened without dowry. Or could they have commenced the stages Nigerian traditional marriage usually entails but were yet to conclude with the payment of dowry ?
    whatever the situation, it is unfortunate that the break-up has finally happened; giving five years of your life to something that fails is painful!

  4. I was asking same question
    If the dowry was not paid, them how were they husband and wife then? Cos I can’t seem to place it, I mean which responsible man does that? It’s really so unbecoming in this country that a man would boldly take someone’s daughter and keep her for free for over 5 or 7yrs, if she went for a doctor’s degree or read law in school of course it would have being better. Smh

  5. Its evident that there is a long love lost between them.

    They said “Love is blind“ its like it remains so truely till at certain stage in marriage then its would regain its sight and start noticing some shortcomings from the other perty. As it is in this case here.

    My submission: It is smarter, better and safer to remain single than to be in an abusive relationship.

    I take a stroll…

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