By Adedeji Egbebi
A herbalist, Adekunmola Kayode, on Tuesday dragged his wife, Mojisola before an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court for alleged infidelity and asked the court to dissolve their five-year-old marriage.
The petitioner, 50, who resides at No. 43, Nova Road, Oppopogbooro, Ado-Ekiti, told the court that the respondent was having extra marital affairs with different men.
He accused Mojisola of having extra marital relationship with a traditional chief in Ado and another man in Ilawe.
Kayode told the court that the respondent often insulted and embarrassed him in the public whenever they have misunderstanding.
The father of one child prayed the court to dissolve their marriage as he was no longer in love with Mojisola.
He also urged the court to award the custody of the child to him for proper care and upbringing.
The petitioner assured the court that his second wife would take good care of the child.
The respondent, Mojisola, 37, a trader, denied the allegations levelled against her by the petitioner.
She denied having extra marital affairs with any man, adding that the petitioner had not caught her with any man.
Mojisola also denied allegation of insulting and embarrassing her husband in public.
She said that the petitioner was simply giving her a bad name in order to sack her from her matrimonial home.
She, however, asked the court to award the custody of the child to her if it decided to dissolve the marriage.
According to her, the respondent will not take good care of the child if custody is awarded to him.
“When the child was sick some months ago, the petitioner did not pay attention and warned me not to bring the child to his house again,’’ she said.
After hearing from both parties, the President of the Court, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi adjourned the case until Sept.12, for judgment.