An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Wednesday dissolved the 14-year-old union between Pastor Peter Onuoha and his wife, Rose.
Delivering judgment , the President of the Court, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, held : “it is obvious from the available testimonies and the respondent’s refusal to appear in court that the marriage broken down completely.
“Throughout the duration of this case, the respondent refused to honour court processes.
“Whenever the respondent was served, she would demand for N150,000 from the petitioner before she can appear in court, therefore, the court has no other choice than to dissolve the marriage.
“The court pronounces the marriage between Pastor Peter Onuoha and Mrs Rose Onuoha dissolved. Both parties henceforth cease to be husband and wife.
“Each of you should go your separate ways unmolested, the court wishes both of you well in your future endeavour.” he said.
Koledoye granted the custody of the first three children to the petitioner and awarded the custody of the last four children to the respondent.