A woman identified as Ariyike Adeyemi has pleaded with a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State to dissolve her marriage.
The mother of two told the court that she made a mistake marrying her husband, Adekunle, 12 years ago.
Ariyike in her statement said, “Adekunle beats me. I made a terrible mistake by marrying him 12 years ago.”
“I have tolerated him and done my duties to make him happy. I have stopped living with him because of the constant beating.”
“I pray the court to grant me custody of our first child who is a girl”.
The respondent in a counter-argument tendered many exhibits to substantiate his claims that his wife committed adultery.
“For many years, I have coped with the bitter pain of living with a cheat like Ariyike as a wife and mother of my two children.”
“She doesn’t return home until very late in the night therefore, leaving the children and me hungry all the time.”
“The children don’t even know her as their mother because they don’t see her in terms of motherly care.”
“I have here many love messages or chats she had with her concubines even under my roof.”
“It is even more irritating that Ariyike was praying that her relationship with her secret lover will last forever,” Adekunle tendered chats Ariyike had with an alleged concubine.
The President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade, told the parties to produce the children in court.
He then adjourned the case until March 9 for judgment.