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Court orders husband seeking divorce to present payslip

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By Edith Igbokwe

The customary court sitting in Oshodi-Isolo LG has ordered one Mr. Isaiah Robinson (petitioner) to produce his gratuity payslip the next adjournment date on Tuesday April 13, 2021 before divorcing his wife, Mrs. Yetunde Robinson (respondent).

The petitioner, who retired last year from Nigerian Airforce  filed divorce case against his wife after 35 years of marriage with four children.

Mr. Robinson has accused his wife of infidelity, adding that she is diabolical as she always threatens his life and  does not care for their children.


He told the court that in 1997, he denied his wife’s pregnancy because they. Had been apart for a year.

In his statement, he disclosed how he always found female condom in his wife’s closet and how she frequently left home on the account that she was going to church which was not true as the pastor told him that his wife did not attend church.

He further narrated how he caught her pouring oil on his head at about 2am when he was asleep.

He also explained how she left their daughter on sickbed to attend training and social functions on two different occasions.

Having stated all these, he told the court that he reported the wife’s misdemeanours to her father and elder sister but nothing positive came out of it.

He said he has left her since seven years ago to live with his new wife because he could not bear the problem anymore.

The petitioner told the court that he gave his wife N500, 000 to boost her business from the gratuity he received after retirement.

The president of the court, Mrs. Adebisi Laditan requested for the evidence of the amount he was paid as gratuity and how much he is willing to give as settlement to his wife who has spent 35 years with him.

He was also asked to state the amount he would be giving for their 12 years old daughter’s monthly upkeep allowance and make provision for her accommodation.

In response, Mr. Robinson promised to give N20, 000 monthly upkeep allowance for the little girl but could not decide on the accommodation fee.

Ms. Laditan, therefore, adjourned the case till Tuesday April 13, 2021 for the petitioner to provide the amount he was paid as gratuity and to hear from the respondent.

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