A 44-year-old woman, Oluwatoyin Falade has approached the Orile Agege Customary Court, seeking the dissolution of her 11-year marriage.
Oluwatoyin made the plea on Wednesday, May 17, on grounds of infidelity on the part of her husband, Segun.
The petitioner, who lives at Tunde Davids Close in Agege, Lagos, has two children for Segun, ages 8 and 11.
“My husband is a flirt; he runs after anything in a skirt.” “I had two girls before I married him, and those girls are 15 and 18. They stay with me, and I don’t trust my husband because he chases everything in his skirt. My husband changes women anyhow, and he doesn’t respect me. If the court doesn’t dissolve the union, I will run away with my kids,” she told the court amid tears.
She further mentioned that her husband’s infidelity causes people in the neighborhood to mock her.
“I am fed up; Segun cannot change; chasing after women and ladies has become the order of the day for him,” she said.
She alleged that he doesn’t take care of her and the children.
In his response, Segun, a 46-year-old Lagos State Judiciary worker, admitted to his infidelity.
“I will not lie; I bring in different women to the house, but I am ready to change. I have been begging her to please forgive me,” he said.
He, however, maintained that he takes care of the children and his wife.
“My Lord, you can see that my wife is robust and fresh. It is obvious that she is not suffering. I bought her a phone recently, and I pay the children’s school fees,” he said.
He begged the court not to grant the dissolution, assuring he will make things right if given another chance.
After listening to both parties, the Court President, Adewale Adegoke told them to be peaceful throughout the case.
Mr. Adegoke adjourned the case until May 30 for an alternative dispute resolution mechanism, ADR.
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