There was drama at the Oja-Oba customary court, Mapo, Ibadan, yesterday, when a father of three, Oluyomi Ogunsanya, burst into tears while presenting
There was drama at the Oja-Oba customary court, Mapo, Ibadan, yesterday, when a father of three, Oluyomi Ogunsanya, burst into tears while presenting a pack of female condoms to prove his allegation of promiscuity against his wife, Sherifat.
But Sherifat, a Secretary at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, who was praying the court to dissolve her marriage to Ogunsanya, was quick to respond that the condom was a gift from health workers who were campaigning against unwanted pregnancy.
The petitioner had told the court that pressure from her husband had made her hypertensive and she had, therefore, decided to bow out of the marriage.
She said, “He usually finds a way to create disagreement between us, which has resulted in high blood pressure for me. He is a troublemaker and never cares for the children in the marriage. Please help me appeal to him to allow us live separately. We built our first house together but I am the sole owner of the second house. I am tired of him.”
A weeping Ogunsanya maintained he was a caring father to his children, as well as to his wife who was seeking for divorce.
The respondent said he had evidence to prove that his wife was having extramarital affairs, despite his efforts to ensure comfort for his family.
The president of the court, Chief Odunade Ademola, adjourned the case till October 8, 2018 for further hearing, explaining the long date was fixed to allow the couple’s grown-up children intervene in the crisis and possibly resolve it.