A 28-year-old Sofiat Kareem has prayed the Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolved the one-year-old marriage between her and her husband Ismail Kareem, over allegations of irresponsibility and refusal to cater for the family.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the court president, Mrs. Funmi Adeola, in her ruling, ordered the couple to go their separate ways since efforts to reconcile them proved abortive.
Adeola, however, ruled that their one-year-old child must be properly taken care of by both parties.
According to Areola, “the fact that you are separated does not mean that the fruit of the marriage should suffer.
“The child’s education, feeding, medical allowance must not be affected; henceforth, the father must pay the sum of N10, 000 monthly for the child’s feeding.
“Both parents should be responsible for the child; the father has been granted visitation right to his child at any reasonable time of the day.
“Custody of the child has been granted to the mother because she still needs motherly care, she said.