A divorce seeking woman has told a court that her husband is an incurable flirt who slept with his father's wife and has four children outside their marriage.
An Oshogbo, Osun State based housewife, Bukola Babatuyi, has pleaded with a Customary Court sitting in the state capital to annul her 15-year-old marriage to her husband, Odunayo Tunji Babafemi, on the grounds that he is an incurable flirt who once slept with his father's wife as well as fathering four children outside his marriage while another woman is currently carrying his baby.
The embittered woman also told the court that apart from her husband being a serial womaniser, he also beats her regularly.
“My husband is a chronic womaniser who would go for anything in skirt. After our marriage, I got pregnant and he started to beat me. I know that he is a chronic womaniser, but I accepted him as he is.
It is not true that my brothers attacked him at a wedding ceremony in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. They were trying to prevent him from assaulting me.
He once had sex with his father’s wife and he impregnated another woman. He has four children outside marriage. He is such a shameless man.”
However, her husband denied the allegations, saying his wife is troublesome and attacked him anytime they had a disagreement.
“I am fed up with her unruly behaviour and I want this court to dissolve our marriage without further delay.
When we got married, I was in the federal civil service in Ado-Ekiti before I was transferred to Osogbo. But I left her in Ado because I could not secure accommodation in Osogbo.
There was an incident in Ado-Ekiti during one of her relations wedding ceremony when her brothers attacked me and beat me up, tearing my clothes in the process.
She accused me of sleeping with my father’s wife which is not true. Apart from this, she has formed the habit of coming to my office to cause trouble.”
The president of the court, Chief Popoola Bolarinwa, granted the wishes of th couple and duly annulled their marriage.
"It is no longer in doubt that the marriage has come to an end, with the plaintiff living with another woman. The marriage, which was not properly constituted hereby stands dissolved immediately.”