One Taiwo Oyedeji, an Ibadan-based vehicle dealer, on Tuesday told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to end his 17-year-old marriage to his wife, Aminat because he is tired of enduring her adulterous lifestyle.
Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of the court, had earlier on told the court that Taiwo, a resident of Fatusi area in Ibadan, said that he filed for a divorce because he doesn’t want to live under the same roof with his wife who had made herself a public property.
He said, “When I suspected that Aminat was engaged in extra-marital affairs, I made her understand that I knew, but rather than stop, she had more confidence.
“She continued to return home deep in the night and one day I caught her red-handed.
“That night, Aminat put her mobile phone on silence and went away but a certain number called her phone over and over.
“I realized that it was the same phone number I had always warned her about.
“Then, I told our son who was there with me to bring the phone.
“In a disguise, I changed my voice and spoke like Aminat and the man believed that he was talking to his concubine.
“In the conversation, the man said that since the last time he and my wife enjoyed each other, he had traveled down to Ile-Ife and that he would soon be returning to Ibadan so that they can both continue their escapades.
“In fact, when I confronted her, Aminat smashed a stick on my neck.
“She also went to report me to a radio station in Ibadan so that the presenter of a certain program would help her beg me.”
Reacting, Aminat, who is a trader refuted the claims that she was sleeping around with different men stating that her husband was the unrepentant cheat.
She said, “In spite the fact that Taiwo cannot substantiate any of his allegations against me, he is still doing everything possible to eliminate me.
“I don’t know where he got the evidence he is talking about from.
“On that day, I just saw that he came rushing into the house from the venue of his birthday ceremony, violently destroying things in the house and even breaking the ceiling to gain access into my room.
“Worse still, Taiwo attempted to axe me to death, were it not for the timely intervention of people around.
“Taiwo is too troublesome for me, and I am equally frustrated,” Aminat stated.
Odunade, while delivering his judgment dissolved the marriage between the two and gave custody of the first child to the plaintiff and the last two to the defendant.
He also ordered that Taiwo should pay N10,000 as the children’s monthly feeding allowance, in addition to being responsible for their education and other welfare, NAN reports.
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