A 38-year-old business woman, Nnenna Nwokonko, has approached a Lagos State Customary Court sitting at Agboyi/Ketu, with a plea that the court should dissolve her marriage after she realized that her husband, Kelechi Nwokonko, deceived her that he studied Mass Communication.
The presiding President of the court Mr. O. T. Williams, advised women to always do proper investigation before going into marriage to avoid divorce.
Mrs Nwokonko had, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015a sked the court to dissolve her six-year-old marriage over alleged threat to life and assault, adding that the relationship was also built on deceit, according to Vanguard.
She said: “He lied to me that he is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and that he is financially buoyant, only for me to discover that he is just a school certificate holder without any genuine means of income.”
Petitioner presented as evidence text and WhatsApp messages the respondent, Mr. Nwokon-ko, allegedly sent her.
One of them read: “I will destroy you with my mouth. I have seen a man coming out of your house; I have declared war on you and your family. If I see you on the streets, I will disgrace you. I am prepared for war, shameless dog.”
The respondent did not deny the allegations of deceit or assault, but told the court that he was not interested in divorcing his wife.
“After consultation with my family and pastors on the implications of divorce and the effect it will have on our child, I no longer want to divorce my wife,” he said.
The woman told the court that she was no longer willing to consider her husband’s plea and urged the court to dissolve the marriage.
The President who observed that there was no more love in the marriage dissolved the union, adding that threat to life had been proven without reasonable doubt.
Mr Nwokonko was given the grace to appeal the judgement within 30 days if he was not happy with the decision.