Woman asks court to dissolve marriage because her husband refused to stop cheating after 11 years

A Nigerian woman, Mrs Oluwatoyin Falade has approached an Orile Agege Customary Court to seek the dissolution of her 11-year-old marriage.

The 44-year-old wife made the plea on Wednesday, May 17 on the grounds of infidelity on the part of her husband, Segun.

The petitioner, who lives at Tunde Davids Close in Agege, Lagos, has two children for Segun, ages 8 and 11.

“My husband is a flirt, he runs after anything in a skirt. I had two girls before I married him, ages 15 and 18.

“They stay with me and I don’t trust my husband because he chases everything in a skirt”.

Oluwatoyin added that her spouse “changes women anyhow” and does not respect her.

The petitioner narrated how residents mock her in the neighbourhood because of the situation.

Responding, Segun, a judiciary worker in Lagos State, admitted to infidelity and taking “different women” to the house.

“My Lord, you can see my wife is fresh. She’s not suffering. I bought her a phone recently, I pay the children’s school fees,” he said.

The 46-year-old man begged the court not to grant the dissolution, assuring he will make things right if given another chance.

After listening to both parties, the Court President, Adewale Adegoke told them to be peaceful throughout the case.

The matter was adjourned until May 30 for an alternative dispute resolution mechanism (ADR).

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