Couple in street fight over infidelity
By Tola Gbadamosi
There was a mild drama on Sunday evening, when a commercial motorcyclist, Clement Adelaja, and his wife, Toyosi Ojo, engaged in a free for all fight over alleged ill-treatment and infidelity.
The 30-year-old Okada rider, Adelaja and his 26-year-old wife, Toyosi, threw caution into the wind, as they exchanged blows at the popular The Hope bus-stop, along Reuben Fasoranti way, Ado/Owo road, Akure.
The noise of the woman, who kept shouting on top of her voice attracted our correspondent and some passers-by who wanted to intervene in the quarrel.
Adelaja and Omotayo, The Hope Metro gathered, had been in a relationship for over six years, which had produced two children.
When our correspondent got to the scene, Toyosi was seen holding on to the man’s shirt while he kept dragging her.
The Hope Metro investigation revealed that Adelaja, had trailed his estranged wife to a hotel in Ijapo Estate, Akure, where she reportedly told him on phone, she went to look for money.
It was further learnt that Toyosi an hairdresser and an indigene of Ekiti State, claimed she had a child before meeting Adelaja, who promised to marry and take care of her.
Speaking with The Hope Metro, Toyosi alleged her estranged husband of leaving a wayward life, despite all his promises to change.
Her words, “This man will never change. I’m done with him. I don’t want him anymore .
“He always come home drunk and messed up the compound and the whole house, after which I would clean everything up.
“It has gotten to the stage that we’ve been advised to pack out of the house.
Toyosi also accused her husband of neglecting her and the children, while he constantly beats her to a state of coma.
“This man always beats me every time to the extent that I’ll faint. Not only that, I will go about borrowing money from people to take care of the children and he would not pay back.
“I had to look elsewhere for money to provide food that my children will eat.
“At a stage, I could not take care of the children, I had to go to a mission house to stay with my children .
“I walk from Oshinle to St. Luke, he would not bother to carry me and the children nor give us money for transport.
Toyosi, who admitted that she had to go out to look for money any where, warned Adelaja who she claimed failed to pay her bride price, to stop disturbing her.
However, Adelaja, while explaining to The Hope Metro, said he is still in love with his wife and wants her back.
A lady, Omolayo, who claimed to be a friend to the family confirmed that Adelaja had failed to fulfill his duties to his family.
According to her, Adelaja had been trailing his wife about, while she was tired of him monitoring her movement.
“So, Toyosi this evening, when he called to know where she was, she told him she was in a hotel in Ijapo-Estate. Thereafter, Adelaja went to the hotel to beat her and dragged her to the main road,” Omotayo said.