Man tells court: ‘My wife sleeps with different men in our neighbourhood

An estranged husband, Alex Imukoro, on Thursday pleaded with an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his marriage because of the adulterous ways of his wife.

Imukoro has been married for 25 years.

He told court that he was no longer interested in the marriage which had produced four children.

The estranged man, living at Adewunmi Street in Orile Agege, Lagos, described his wife, Mary as “a flirt and trouble maker.

“My wife flirts with different men in our neighbourhood. I warned her to desist from such acts until l caught her sleeping with one of our neighbours in his room.’’

The petitioner also alleged that Mary went to the village in 2011 to confess her adulterous acts.

“Afterwards, a traditional cleansing was performed on her and l accepted to forgive her after much pleading.

“But my wife never stopped her immoral ways. She kept conversing with the same man and flirting about.

“On one occasion, l caught my wife signaling to my neighbour’s husband to meet her up.

“Due to my wife’s immoral ways, business has not been going smoothly for me.

“I became scared to have sexual intercourse with her because whenever l do, thing becomes hard for me financially.

“She is stubborn and lacks in her responsibilities to the family.’’

Imukoro also pleaded with court to grant him custody of their four children, urging the court to dissolve the marriage without further delay.

“My wife, a petty trader, always spends her money on frivolous things and her concubines. She does not take proper care of the children and I am seeking immediate dissolution of our association,” he stated.

Mary, an indigene of Isoko in Delta, who pleaded guilty to the allegations, however, begged court to save her marriage amid tears.

The President of the court, Mr Phillips Williams, scolded the woman and advised her to change her adulterous ways.

He told the couple to keep the peace, pending the outcome of the court’s proceedings.

They were later called into the inner chamber for alternative dispute resolution of the mater.

The case was adjourned till Feb. 28 for possible reconciliation. (NAN)

Sebastiane Ebatamehi

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