Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Divorce-Seeking Wife Tells Court To Place Her Husband On 6-Months Probation

A housewife who had filed for the divorce of her 9-year-old marriage over alleged constant physical abuse by her husband, has decided to give their marriage another chance. A Customary Court sitting in Ikole-Ekiti on Monday adjourned hearing in a divorce case to March 28, 2018, after a housewife, Mrs Adenike Ogunsakin, prayed it to place her husband, Olamide Olabode on a six-month probation that he would be of good behaviour.

Adenike had filed for the divorce of their 9-year marriage over alleged physical abuse by her husband.

At the last adjourned date, the President of the Court, Yemisi Ojo, who sued for amicable resolution of the matter, ordered the embattled couple to seek family members’ intervention.

At the resumed hearing on Monday, the wife told the court that some family members had intervened with the husband’s promise to turn a new leaf. She, however, urged the court to place her husband on six months’ probation before she could file for withdrawal of the case.

Adenike told the court that the period would allow her to do a proper-behavioural-change assessment of her husband as he had promised both families.

“I want to inform the court that as directed that we should allow family members to intervene on the last adjourned date, our families had settled the matter for us.
"At the resolution meeting of both parties, my husband promised to change for good and has started towing that line.

“But I want the court to give me six months to place him on probation if he will truly change because we have had such amicable settlements in the past only for my husband to renege on his promises.”

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