Court remands man after dissolving his marriage

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A civil servant, Ebenezer Bankole Agbetuyi, has landed himself in trouble minutes after an Ado Ekiti Customary Court dissolved his 11-year-old marriage.

Agbetuyi, had dragged his wife, Bukola Agbetuyi, to the court seeking dissolution of the marriage and custody of their two children, Yetunde, 10 and a year-old baby.

Court President, Joseph Ogunsemi, dissolved the marriage following his complaint that his wife engaged in frequent fighting, keeping late outside, lack of care for him and showing no respect for his family.

Ogunsemi granted custody of the children to Bukola in view of their tenderness and that evidence proved that the respondent had been taking good care of the children.

The court ordered Agbetuyi to be paying Bukola N4,000 monthly maintenance on each of the children through the court, with effect from September 2015 and that he would be responsible for their education.

The court also ordered that Agbetuyi, 53, would have access to the children but he must give a prior notice before doing so.

After the judgment, Agbetuyi who tried in vain to speak openly in court, later barged into the office of the Registrar to protest the custody of his daughter granted his estranged wife, but was unsuccessful.

Agbetuyi was later heard shouting outside the court that he would not pay the N4,000 ordered for the upkeep of the children.

The behaviour of Agbetuyi angered the court president who ordered the police officer attached to the court to bring back the petitioner who was already causing a scene outside the court premises.

Ogunsemi, delivered another ruling in which he ordered the detention of Agbetuyi for “exhibiting indiscipline, ignorance and disturbing the peace of the court” after the judgment and most especially when another matter was going on.

The court president was disappointed that Agbetuyi who claimed to be a holder of Higher National Diploma from the College of Technology, Esa Oke, Osun State, could “behave like an illiterate in a court of record.”
Agbetuyi was consequently whisked to the nearby Okesa Police Station for contempt of court.

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