The plaintiff had approached an Ikole Customary Court on September 30, seeking dissolution of his three-year-old union with his wife, named Ruth.
He had told the court that Ruth had not been giving him peace of mind through her insubordination, lack of trust and constant threat to his life.
Omode averred that he had been responsible for the care and maintenance of the only child of the marriage.  He said that he never failed to meet up incessant demands for the child’s school fees.
He said: “Ruth never deemed it fit to show me anything as evidence of the payment of the fees.”
He, therefore, prayed the court to uphold his request for dissolution of the marriage.
Omode assured that he would continue to cater for the needs of the child, provided Ruth showed evidence of payment of the child’s school fees.
Ruth, however, denied the allegation, saying that she never diverted her child’s school fees to other things.
She also refuted the threat to life allegation made by Omode, saying that the plaintiff was always making night calls to another woman, which she kicked against.
Ruth said that she had to pack out of her matrimonial home when she could no longer cope with the situation.
She did not object to the dissolution of the marriage but pleaded that the court should compel the plaintiff to take full responsibility for the child’s maintenance.
In her judgment, Mrs Yemisi Ojo, dissolved the union and ordered the plaintiff to pay five N5,000 monthly for the upkeep of the child .
She also directed Omode to henceforth pay the child’s school fees himself.
Source: Vanguard