Mrs Bola Owoeye approached the Akoko Customary Court in Ondo State for the dissolution of her 16-year-old marriage with husband, Ojo Owoeye for lack of care for her and her three children.
However, he middle-aged timber contractor, Ojo says he caught his wife having sex with his brother. He agreed to the dissolution and said he intentionally abandoned his wife because she was fond of sleeping around with different men, including his younger brother.
The defendant said he reported his wife and his younger brother to his mother-in-law, but the latter pacified him. He added that his younger brother also denied having extra marital affair with Bola.
“My lord, there was a time that I came home from a journey at about 9pm and met my wife naked with only her wrapper around her chest, sitting on my younger brother’s lap,” Ojo said. He also told the court that at a point he had to destroy his wife’s mobile phone when he discovered she often received calls from other men.
The President of the Court, Chief Maku Awe, ruled that the two were free to go their separate ways and remarry, granting the custody of the first and last children, who were 16 and four years old, to the mother. The second child, a nine-year-old female, was given to the father. The court also ordered that Ojo should be paying the sums of N3,000 and N2,000 as monthly feeding allowances of the children in the custody of his ex-wife.