A 71-year old man, Akande Ajayi, has filed a suit before a Lagos Court seeking for the dissolution of his 35-year old marriage with his wife, Kudirat, after a man visited his home demanding the custody of one of the four children that she had for him.
The wife, Mrs. Kudirat, admitted and told her husband that she slept with her lover before her husband later slept with her; as such she thought it was her husband that impregnated her before her lover later came to claim the child after several years.
Mrs. Kudirat Ajayi, 52, also told an Igando Customary Court that she slept with her brother-in-law because she thought that he was her husband as he came at the period her husband usually visited her and she slept with him unknowingly but later realised he was not her husband.
“I was in bed at night when my husband’s younger brother came to the house my husband had rented for me. I thought it was my husband, who normally came to the house at that particular time between 9pm and 10pm to play and sleep with me. It was after he had finished making love to me that I realised that he was not my husband.”
“When I queried him, he claimed that my husband had traveled and that was why he came to have sex with me. I reported the case to my brother’s wife, who advised me not to tell my husband so that peace can reign in the family.”
The respondent said that her husband treats the children of the other wives better than hers and denied being fetish as claimed by husband. Mrs. Ajayi prayed the Court not to grant her husband’s wish for the dissolution of their marriage; that she still loves him and had four children for him.
But the petitioner, Mr. Akande, asked the Court to terminate the marriage accusing wife of infidelity, waywardness and being adulterous. He informed the Court that his wife’s lover was claiming paternity of one of their children.
“When I married her, I rented an apartment for her because I have other wives and I don’t want them to live together. I started hearing from people in the area that my wife was having an affair with a man. Initially, I ignored it until her lover came claiming ownership of one of my children. The man eventually came to the house but I refused to open the door for him. When I questioned my wife, she confessed that the man slept with her but it did not result in pregnancy.”
The 71-year-old businessman, Ajayi, also said that his wife was fetish.
“I once caught her burying something in my compound, I accosted her and tried to remove what she buried there but I could not. I went out but before I returned, she had cemented the place” he said.
He begged the Court to end the marriage that he was no longer interested; that the love he once had for her had faded.
The President of the Court, Mr. Adeniyi Koledoye, urged the two parties to maintain peace and adjourned the case until August 22, 2019, for judgment.