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Man Seeks Dissolution Of 45 Years Marriage For Alleged Threat To Life

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A sexagenarian, Charles Aja, on Monday asked an Alimosho Customary Court in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, to dissolve his 45year-old marriage to his wife, Dorcas, for alleged threat to his life.

He told the court that Dorcas, with whom he had four children, wanted to kill him.
“My wife is always threatening my life with acid; she has vowed to disfigure me,’’ he said.

He described his wife as a violent woman, who had on one occasion set his house on fire, and tendered photographs of the section of the house burnt as exhibit.

“Dorcas set my house on fire, but for the quick intervention of our neighbours who put out the fire before it extended to the other flats, the entire building would have been razed.

“She is getting worse every day, our children can even testify to it because they are the ones that always encourage me to continue to endure her.
“I was advised before today to quit the marriage but because I don’t want any of our children to be vagabond, that was why I endured the marriage up to this time,” the petitioner said.

The sexagenarian urged the court to end because the love he had for the respondent had faded.
“I cherish my life and want to use the life God gave to me in peace, I don’t want her again because I don’t want to die now,’’ he said.
Dorcas, 65, a businesswoman, made a fervent plea to the court not to dissolve the marriage.

“Please, save my marriage and do not grant my husband’s wish, I am not ready to divorce him because I still love him,’’ she said.
The mother of four denied setting her husband’s house on fire and was ready to change her behaviour for good.

In her ruling, the President of the court, Alhaja S.O Mumuni, said the court would do everything within its power to save the marriage.
She said, “this court is more concerned about saving marriages and we have an obligation to try to reconcile this union rather than dissolve it.
Mumuni, therefore, urged the couple to maintain the peace, and adjourned the case till April 12 for further hearing. (NAN)

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