One Ibukun Oluwadamilare, a 39-year-old estate agent, has been dragged to court by the mother of his three children in order to legalise their union. ButIbukun insist that the woman, Adesuwa, 33, is already his wife.
Earlier, Adesuwa had informed the court about how she mistakenly got pregnant for lbukun in 2000, and he refused to pay her bride price even after three children. Adesuwa said what really informed her decision to approach the court was to make her husband come to her village in Edo State and marry her according to the custom and tradition of their land.
She also claimed that lbukun always accused her of dating young men and capitalised on the situation to abuse her. Therefore, she said her husband always monitors her movement and does not give her peace of mind. According to her, “There was a day he beat me at a bus top and tore my clothes to shreds. I left there stark naked.”
Ibukun, in his own argument, informed the court that he got married Mrs Adesuwa in the year 2000 and the union is blessed with three children and that Adesuwa had two children from her previous marriage. He however gave a graphic description of a wayward lifestyle led by the woman he calls his wife. According to him, “Whenever she comes back at night from an outing, I always perceive spérm odour and she always returns home with pink lips, which indicated that a man have rough handle her and also kissed her lips.”
He also complained that his wife packed out of his house four years ago after she gave birth to their last born, adding that Adesuwa suddenly became uncontrollable, alleging that Adesuwa went to lodge in a hotel located somewhere in lju-lshaga. He however pleaded that the court should not dissolve the marriage, because he still loves her.
Meanwhile, Mr. Emmanuel Shokunle, the court President of the Grade A Customary Court, sitting in Agege, Lagos State where the case was heard, adjourned the case till October 22 for further hearing.