Father seeks court order to eject children from his house

"It is shameful to watch my daughter get pregnant and deliver four different times for unknown men right under my tutelage,’’ he said.

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A 65-year-old man, Idowu Oni, on Monday approached an Ikole Customary Court in Ekiti and prayed the court to eject his two children from his house.

Oni sought the order on the grounds that the two children, Tayo, 30, and Lere, 28, were provoking him with their bad characters.

According to him, Tayo, a woman, has four children for different men and none of the men caters for the children.

He claimed that his daughter had carried four pregnancies for unknown men in his house.

"It is shameful to watch my daughter get pregnant and deliver four different times for unknown men right under my tutelage,’’ he said.

He also told the court that his second child, Lere, was a habitual troublemaker, who had about three or four cases pending in the police station and Magistrates’ Court.

The plaintiff, a night guard, said he could no longer cope with the embarrassment and shame that the bad behaviour of the children was causing him.

"Apart from the shame, I have to also contend with money spent on pending cases.’’

The two children, who were in court, did not deny the allegations or say anything in their defence.

The President of the court, Mrs Yemisi Ojo, said that the matter was domestic and ought to have been settled by family members.

She, therefore, directed the children to meet responsible elders in their family and arrange a meeting where they would beg the plaintiff.

She also advised the children to turn a new leaf and do what would make their father happy instead of causing trouble and engaging in activities "that make the old man sad’’.

The court adjourned hearing of the report of settlement till June 6.

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