Wife seeks for divorce over ‘adultery’
By Bamidele Kolawole
My Lord, I am fed up with the relationship. I no longer enjoy my husband since he started having affairs with another woman.
”It was my husband that deflowered me. And I’ve been satisfying him in all ways. But he chooses to be an ingrate for having another woman and he had promised me not to have any extra affairs.”
The middle age business woman, Ejigbo Yewande, had approached an Akure Grade ‘B’ Customary Court, seeking for the dissolution of her 20-year-old relationship with her estranged husband over what she described as “adultery”
Yewande alleged that her husband, Mr Busayo Taiwo Ejigbo, who she bore three children for, was unfaithful, as she had been seeing him with another woman.
She said: “My husband promised me not to marry another wife. There was a time I brought food to my husband’s office and met him with another woman eating. He told me to take my own food home that he was coming home to eat.
”My husband is irresponsible. He does not come home early, and he normally complained about work.
Yewande further told the court that her husband’s girlfriend had threatened to kill her and her children, adding that also her mother in-law had warned her to leave her son because she had not reached her destination.
She urged the court to dissolve the relationship, saying she was fed up with the union.
However, the respondent, a police officer, denied his wife’s allegations leveled against him.
Taiwo told the court that his wife would go out of his matrimonial without his consent and that she would not apologize whenever she returned home.
” My wife was found of preparing my food late all the time, and I have warned her not to push me out because I don’t like eating late.
“I started eating outside when my wife could not longer cook my food on time.
“My Lord, when I first met my wife, she was responsible and would do whatever I asked her to do. But now, since I have established her, I can’t talk to her anymore.
“We broke up for five years, and I did not marry any woman. If I wanted to have sex, I know how to satisfy myself,” he explained.
He, therefore, pleaded with the court to dissolve the union, saying he was no longer interested in the relationship.
The president of the court, Hon A.O Boboye, ordered both parties to embrace peace and look for a way to settle the matter because of their children.
The court adjourned the case till November 30, 2020 for report of settlement or hearing.