The dissolution followed a suit filed by the priest claiming that his wife abandoned him since 2007 without any reason.
Mr. Alozie told the court that his wife packed her belongings and left the house without any reason, adding that efforts to reconcile with her failed as she refused to heed to calls and advice.
Granting the divorce, the presiding Senior Magistrate, Diamond Olewengwa, said the respondent had never appeared in court since the case started on June 3.
“The marriage, having broken down irretrievably and the respondent having refused to come to the court to state her case is assumed to have accepted the dissolution,” Mr. Olewengwa said.
The magistrate said the matter was called up four times between June 3 and June 24 for hearing but Ms. Ifeyinwa failed to show appearance after she was duly served.
The court also granted the petitioner custody of their only child, Adachi, six, and ordered Ifeyinwa to refund the bride price of N60 to her estranged husband.
The court said that both parties were free to remarry.