A 35-year-old man, Sunday Fatoba, on Tuesday urged an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve his 10-year-old union with his wife, Joke, on the grounds of adultery and lack of care for him.
He also accused the wife of not caring for the children and for disrespecting him and his family.
Fatoba, a resident of No. 17, Taiye Fasuba St., Ado-Ekiti, told the court that his wife had been sleeping with a man living at Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti.
“The man’s wife came and warned my wife to leave her husband alone, alleging that the woman sleeps in their house anytime they went for a church vigil,” he said.
The father of two said that he had caught her on many occasions and that he had reported her to their pastor, but failed to change.
According to him, the wife had been raining curses on his mother over trivial issues and even for advising her.
He, therefore, urged the court to dissolve the marriage and award the custody of the children of between ages five and eight (a boy and a girl) to him.
But Joke, 23, who lives at Ureje area of Ado-Ekiti, told the court that she left her husband’s house about four years ago when he abandoned her.
Joke said her love relationship with the new man started after she left her husband and urged the court to dissolve the marriage.
She, however, pleaded with the court to award her the custody of the children.
The President of the court, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi, after listening to both parties, adjourned the case until July 4 for judgment.