Nurudeen Babalola, a driver, yesterday told Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, that he caught his wife in bed with another man.
Babalola, in his divorce suit, said he almost ran mad.
He said even the mother-in-law admitted the other man was her daughter’s boyfriend.
“My lord, I caught my wife in her mother’s room with another man. Her mother even told me that the man in her room was my wife’s boyfriend”, Daily Trust quoted him as saying.
“A day after I caught her with the man, Fatima left my house with my children for an unknown destination for the second time.
“She didn’t allow my children to go to school. I complained to her mother but she didn’t do anything about it. I discovered that she didn’t have time for the children in the marriage. I don’t want her again,” he added.
But Fatimo said it was a lie that her husband caught her with a man in her mother’s room, saying she only arrested him when he beat her mercilessly.
She said, “I admit the case against me but I want to tell this court that he used to beat me mercilessly. It was a lie that he caught me with a man in my mother’s room.
“I arrested him when he beat me to the extent that my eyes were affected. There is no love between us again.”
The president of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade, flanked by Chief Raufu Raji and Sule Apanpa, dissolved the union and granted the custody of two children in the marriage to the defendant.
Odunade mandated the plaintiff to be responsible for the children’s welfare and also ordered him to pay the sum of N6,000 as monthly feeding allowance for the two children.