An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court in Ekiti State has dissolved an 11-year-old marriage between one Eunice Ajewole and her husband, Sanni Ajewole.

Both parties had earlier in the year given their separate evidence while the case was adjourned.

The court dissolved their marriage on the ground that Sanni deserted his wife, Eunice, for nine years while she was sick.

During the hearing, Eunice told the court that she got married to her husband in 2009, under the native custom.
She stated that their marriage was not blessed with any child.

Eunice  added that she was always falling sick anytime she was with her husband, but that she would get well again immediately she was away from him.

According to her, whenever she returned to her husband’s house, the sickness would resurface, adding that she had discovered that they were not compatible.

The petitioner, therefore, urged the court to dissolve the union between them.

Also, the respondent, Sanni, 39, admitted that they were not compatible.

He said immediately after their marriage, his wife fell ill and that anytime she was away from him, she would be well.

Sanni who stated that he didn’t know the cause of the sickness added that this had become too frequent and he did not want her to die in his house.

Sanni, therefore, supported the dissolution of their marriage.

The court president, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, observed that their marriage had broken down irretrievably and consequently dissolved it.