Rashidat’s refusal to show up in court after several summonses and the evidence tendered by the husband on the political differences between them are enough to show that no love is lost between the couple, the President of a customary court, Chief Adelodun Oyegbenle, said.
“It is unfortunate that the defendant (Rashidat) did not attend any of the court proceedings despite court summonses.
“This court hereby dissolves the five-year-old union,” he ruled and ordered Salami to pay N10,000 monthly upkeep allowance for the two children of the failed marriage.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Salami had approached the Iseyin Customary Court, seeking the dissolution of the marriage over allegations of disobedience and insubordination.
He told the court that his wife had no regard for him, adding that his opinions did not count in their affairs.
He said his wife joined a different political party against his instruction and wish. Salami, however, did not state his or ex-wife’s party.
“All efforts to resolve the issue by both families failed,” Salami said, and pleaded with the court to terminate the marriage.