Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa State, on Tuesday, dissolved the four-month marriage between Usman Eggon and his wife, Ladi, for lack of respect and consistent quarrel.
The judge, Ibrahim Shakarau, dissolved the marriage in the interest of peace, saying that the parties had ceased to be husband and wife henceforth.
“Parties are to maintain peace all the time. Any violation of the order of this court will amount to contempt and, of course, with grave consequences.
“Parties should collect their divorce certificate from the registrar’s office,’’ he ordered.
The judge ordered the respondent to pay the petitioner N30,000 and N5,000 respectively for the dowry and expenses incurred.
Shekarau added that any party who was not comfortable with the ruling had the right to appeal to the high court of justice within 30 days
The parties were married in February, 2017 according to Eggon Native Laws and Customs of Nasarawa State.
Usman had told the court that the marriage, contracted just four months ago, did not produce any child, and that his wife had no respect for him.
“She could not provide me with happiness; rather, it has been from one misunderstanding to another since we got married.
“Trouble and abuses had become part of her, without any cogent reason. She insulted me, called me all manner of miserable names in the presence of my people and neighbours.
“To worsen the whole situation, she packed and left her matrimonial home without saying anything to anyone and all efforts to bring her back had proved abortive.
“There was so much chaos and tension in the marriage and this had resulted to the lack of peace between us.
“Please, let this honourable court separate us. It was obvious that there was no longer love in the union,’’ he said.
Ladi did not object to the separation, asking the court to grant the petitioner’s prayers. (NAN)