… He brings his lovers to our home
Taiwo has sought for divorce on the accounts that his wife was troublesome, stubborn, diabolic and destructive. He added that she was a liar and an uncaring mother.
He, therefore, pleaded with the court to put an end to their relationship and grant him custody of their only child.
“I can’t stick with my wife any longer”, Taiwo told the court. “She has proved through the years to be unreliable and undependable. She’s also diabolic in nature and I believe it’s wise that I run for my dear life before she destroys it.
“As a businessman, I often embark on business trips outside the country. I went into this business early in our marriage and always ensured I left a meaningful amount with my wife for her care and that of our two children any time I was travelling. On getting there I would still send them more money to make them comfortable.
“Unfortunately, my wife wasn’t satisfied with all I did. She complained bitterly that I abandoned her and our children and accused my mother of having all my attention.
“My mother got so much infuriated that she asked that I sent her packing. According to her, she would soon kill me. But I decided to overlook all she did and allowed peace to rein,” he stated.
“I travelled to Japan but was refused entry and was deported. I was dropped at Nepal. At Nepal, I was jailed three months. I got in touch with my wife and asked her to sell my jeep, use a part of the money for her upkeep and that of our children and deposit the remaining in my account. But on my return, I met an empty account.
“My lord, my wife lied to me that she wore the chain to a party and that it was snatched from her neck by thieves. I asked for the bangle but she couldn’t produce it,” he added.
“I sought for greener pasture in Korea and there, I met and got married to my second wife. I got international passports for Omolara and our two children and arranged that our children relocate to Canada and live with my second wife but Omolara refused.
“I later moved out of our house into another apartment.
“I funded our daughter’s wedding and bought her a car after she got married but my wife never appreciated all I did.
“My lord, Omolara has almost succeeded in ruining me, I, therefore, want her out of my life,” he said.
“My lord, although we have been separated for nine years. I’m not ready to divorce my husband,” Omolara told the court.
“He was in the habit of moving out of the house, abandoning me and our children and moving in with his lovers. He would return home only after he was through with the affair.
“He came to my place while I was sick and removed all the property there, leaving me to die,” she said.
“My lord, he didn’t send a dime when our son took ill. It was his friend and our neighbours who rallied round us but unfortunately he died when being operated on.
“It was true he planned to relocate the children but I never stood in his way.
“My lord, it is also true that the said gold chain was snatched from my neck, but he lied that I sought the help of an herbalist to destroy his mother, “she concluded.
After listening to both parties, the court president, Chief Ademola Odunade observed that their marriage had broken down irretrievably.
Ruling, the Odunade dissolved their wedlock and ordered the plaintiff to give the defendant N5,000 to pack her belongings from his house.
@ Nigerian Tribune