“My husband runs after anything in skirt” – Divorce-seeking woman tells Lagos court

On May 17, a 44-year-old lady named Oluwatoyin Falade petitioned the Orile Agege Customary Court in Lagos to break her 11-year marriage due to Segun’s adultery.

My husband runs after anything in skirt - Divorce-seeking woman tells Lagos court

The petitioner has two children for Segun, ages eight and eleven, and resides at 23, Tunde Davids Close, Agege, Lagos.

She remarked, “My husband is a flirt; he runs after anything in skirt.”

Before I married him, I was the mother of two kids, ages 15 and 18. They stay with me, and because my husband pursues everything in a skirt, I don’t trust him.

“My husband changes women anyhow and he doesn’t respect me. If the court doesn’t dissolve the union, I will run away with my kids,” she burst to tears.

Mrs. Oluwatoyin said that people mock her in the neighborhood because of her husband’s infidelity.

“I am fed up, Segun cannot change, chasing after women and ladies has become the order of the day for him,” she said.

She alleged that he doesn’t take care of her and the children.

In his response, Segun, 46, a Lagos State Judiciary worker, admitted to infidelity.

“I will not lie, I bring in different women to the house but I am ready to change. I have been begging her to please forgive me,” he said.

He said he takes care of the children and his wife.

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

Segun said that he is not ready for the dissolution and promised to make things right if given another chance.

The Court’s President, Adewale Adegoke, told both parties to be at peace with each other.

Mr. Adegoke adjourned the case until May 30 for alternative dispute resolution mechanism, ADR. 

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