A man, Ebenezer Akodu, recently approached Oja Oba/Mapo C Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State, seeking that it put a stop to the six-year-old relationship between him and his wife, Oluwagbemisola Akodu, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Ebenezer in his divorce suit accused his wife of adultery.
The plaintiff explained that his wife went back into a relationship with her ex-lover a few months after she got married to him.
According to him, he refused to believe all information people gave him about his wife’s adulterous acts until he caught her red-handed.
Ebenezer stated that his wife succeeded in infecting him with STDs.
The plaintiff told the court he wanted his wife out of his house and life before she killed him.
Oluwagbemisola refused to come to court after being served a court summon and hearing.
Ebenezer in his testimony stated thus: “My lord, my wife has never been committed to our marriage. He has been unfaithful to me since we got married.”
“I did all that I could to make Oluwagbemisola comfortable and happy, but she rewarded me by making my life hellish and exposing me to death.”
“My wife made me a source of ridicule among my friends and those in our neigbhourhood.”
“My lord, my wife went back into relationship with her ex-lover a few months into our marriage.”
“News about her adulterous act had come to me from different quarters but I chose not to believe these because I trusted her.”
“I asked her but she denied it and I believed her.”
“My friends and neighbours did all they could to convince me of my wife’s atrocities but I refused to listen to them.”
“My lord, I almost collapsed the day I caught Oluwagbemisola in a compromising position with her ex-lover in our apartment.”
“I discovered she had infected me with STD after this.”
“I spent through the nose treating this infection at the hospital and this apart from the humiliation I faced treating it.”
“I became a source of ridicule before my friends and neighbours, who had earlier informed me of Oluwagbemisola’s immoral behaviour.”
“My lord, rather than show a sign of remorse, Oluwagbemisola became defiant.”
“She had her hair shaved and told whoever cared to listen she was mourning me. According to her, as far as she’s concerned, I do not exist. She told me I was not better than a dead man.”
“I reported her to her parents and they called us to a meeting but she refused to attend.”
“My lord, it is obvious if I continue with this marriage with my wife I will soon die. Oluwagbemisola does not wish me well, she wants me dead.”
“I, therefore, plead with this court to stop our marriage and grant me custody of our two children, “the plaintiff begged.
Giving his judgment, the court president, Chief Ademola Odunola, stated that it was obvious Oluwagbemisola was no longer interested in their marriage considering the fact that she made no appearance in court after being served two summonses.
Ruling, Odunade dissolved their wedlock and granted custody of their two children to the plaintiff.