Man abandons wife and three kids to escape paying house rent

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A divorce-seeking woman, Funke Adeyemi, on Wednesday told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan, that her husband, Wasiu Adeyemi, abandoned  home because of N24,000 unpaid house rent on their apartment.

The 29-year-old woman said that her husband of 12 years ran away from their home when the landlord demanded payment of the outstanding House rent, leaving her and their three children.

She stated that the defendant had refused to pay the debt and had not been seen since June, 2017.

“The landlord has ejected me from the house and I have been living with my parents since then.

“All efforts to contact him proved abortive and I have been shouldering the responsibility of the three kids alone.

“I pray the court to dissolve our union and order him to be responsible to his paternal roles,” she pleaded.

The defendant was not in court, but the court registrar said that he (Adeyemi) was duly served the court summons.

President of the Court, Chief Mukaila Balogun, said that evidence before him, coupled with the deliberate non-appearance of the defendant in court, had proved that there was no more love in the union.

Balogun dissolved the marriage and ordered the defendant to pay N12, 000 monthly for the upkeep of the three children.

He directed the court registrar to serve the defendant with a copy of the judgment.

Earlier we reported, how a landlord set his house ablaze over tenants’ refusal to pay House rent. The man  inherited his late father’s house, Idemudia Obamwonyi, set the building ablaze over 20 shops in the building were razed. Idemudia was said to have been heard shouting telling people to allow the house burn since he does get any money from the house.

Idemudia was said to have prevented people in the neighborhood from putting out the raging fire shouting that since he does not get any money from the house. Many of the shop owners have locked their shops before the fire started.


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