An Ado Ekiti Customary Court on Monday dissolved the marriage of the Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Chief Idowu Faleye (pictured), and his wife of 28 years, Olajumoke.
The union was blessed with two children; Toyin, 27 and Dupe, 24.
Delivering judgment in the suit filed by Faleye, the President of the court, Joseph Ogunsemi, held that the union had collapsed beyond reconciliation. He held that the evidence by Faleye was unchallenged and incontrovertible as the respondent did not appear in court to give contrary evidence.
‘This court has no option than to grant the request for dissolution as sought by Faleye.” He added that Olajumoke had 21 days to appeal the judgment. Faleye (62) had dragged Olajumoke (52) to court, accusing her of being aggressive and unpredictable.
Faleye had said,
“I don’t love the respondent anymore, I only appreciate my children and I don’t see any resolution in the union.”
The PDP chief told the court that upon dissolution of the union, he would allow the respondent to remain in his house for six months after which she would leave the house.
28 years! A pity.