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Published On: Mon, Jan 5th, 2015

Court dissolves marriage over husband’s smoking habit

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An Ilorin Area Court yesterday dissolved the three-year- old marriage between one  Sherifat Azeez and her husband, Nuruddeen,  over the latter’s  smoking habit.

Sherifat, 31, a resident of Maraba Area, Ilorin, had  prayed the court to dissolve her marriage to Nuruddeen, saying her husband was  addicted to cigarette smoking.

She accused  her husband of smoking everywhere in their sitting room, not minding the negative effect on the health of  others.

“My husband will even at times smoke in our bedroom and sitting room, polluting the whole environment  and  making it uncomfortable  for living,” she said.

According to her, their marriage was contracted in 2013 and was yet to produce any child.

“My lord, I want an end to this marriage because I see no reason in enduring with a man that values  cigarette smoking more than his wife,” she said.

The defendant, however,  did not object to the prayer of his wife,  saying she was free to go as it pleased  her.

“My wife knew  I was a  smoker  before we got married, so I wonder why she now complains about my smoking habit,” he said.

He prayed the court to grant the prayer of his wife without any claim.

The presiding judge, Mr Yusuf AbdulKareem, dissolved the marriage and issued a certificate of divorce to the plaintiff. (NAN)

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