A factory worker, Stephen Oyediran, has applied to a Mapo Grade A Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his eight-year marriage to his estranged wife, Busayo, for alleged adultery.
Oyediran, who resides in Challenge, Ibadan, explained that he decided to quit after Busayo failed to change his temperamental behavior.
“After Busayo agreed to marry me in Ondo, I never knew she was still sleeping with men.
“When she finally moved in with me, I noticed that Busayo had a flamboyant life and wasn’t ready to take instructions from me.
“Besides, she was always looking for opportunities to go to Ondo to meet her concubine,” Oyediran told the court.
He alleged that he saw secret love messages between his ex-wife and his concubine.
“Worse still, Busayo is having an extramarital affair with the headmaster of the school where she now teaches in Ibadan.
“When I couldn’t take the embarrassment any longer, I told the director to stick to Busayo and let me take care of my three children.
“That’s the reason why the director had me arrested.
“Busayo then went to rent an apartment near the director’s house.
“With my meager income, I did everything I could to support her and the children,” Oyediran said.
In his statement, Busayo who filed the complaint had informed the court that her husband continued to suspect her unnecessarily despite his irresponsibility.
“Your Lord, Oyediran initially denied responsibility for impregnating me for our first child.
“After accepting it, he begged me and we left.
“Oyediran could no longer afford the children’s school fees and together we took on the responsibility because I teach in this school.
“He kept accusing me of insulting his mother, which I never did.
“Oyediran no longer informs me of what he wants to do.
“Furthermore, Oyediran denied me access to our first male child because he took him to his hometown in Awe, Oyo State where his relatives live,” Busayo said.
When the two sides closed their arguments, the presiding judge, SM Akintayo, adjourned the trial until March 18 for judgment.
Akintayo advised the duo to keep the peace at all times.