“My wife is having an extra-marital affair, she bought a car for her lover,” a 44-year-old businessman, Mr Yomi Ojo, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Monday.
Yomi said that his wife’s adulterous life began when she got a job in an oil company.
“My wife who was humble and respectful started misbehaving when she got a job and started having an affair with men. She presented a Toyota Camry car to her man-friend in April as a birthday gift.
“I got to know about her lover in 2015 on Valentine Day when he came to our house and brought underwears and flower for my wife,” he said.
The petitioner said that his wife always accused him of infidelity.
“Anytime my wife see me with any woman, she will be fighting and accusing me of dating them. I am a businessman, I sell land, both men and women come or call to buy land or building.
“My wife once seized my phones for five days after I received a call, she claimed I was talking to a woman,” he said.
He said that his wife, Omolade, used to fight him that she has turned his clothes to rags as she used to tear them whenever she was fighting him.
“My wife derived pleasure in tearing my clothes during fighting, there was a day she tore my clothes in the presence of her father,” he said.
He begged the court to end the 13-year-old marriage that he was no longer interested.
Rebutting the allegations, Omolade denied all the claims. She accused her husband of infidelity.
“My husband is dating his colleague in the office, both of them travelled to Dubai in 2016 and spent a month. He also bought her lover a three-bedroom flat in Abesan-Estate, Ipaja, Lagos,” Omolade said.
The mother of two denied buying car for her alleged lover.
“I did not buy a car for my friend, I only borrowed him money and followed him to buy the car. My husband should stop monitoring my life, after all I never monitor his life,” she said.
The 39-year-old civil servant accused her husband of seizing her car key.
“My husband seized my car key, since the day he claimed I bought a car for my manfriend, I begged him to give me my car key, he refused.
“His family intervened, pleaded with him to release the key but their pleas fell on deaf ears, up till today, he had refused to give me the key,” she said.
The respondent consented to the dissolution of marriage saying she too was no longer interested in the union.
The Court President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case to June 6 for judgment.