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I denied my son due to mum’s infidelity – Husband

A 34-year-old welder, Mr. Rotimi Daramola has told an Alimosho Grade ‘B’ Customary court that his wife of 13 years, Mrs Adeola Daramola was so promiscuous to the extent that he has to reject her pregnancy, on the suspicion that she was impregnated by one of  his intimate friends.

Daramola who told the court in his  his testimony that  he suddenly developed hatred for the woman he promised to love till death do them part because of her alleged waywardness.

The artisan, dark in complexion and heavily bearded  who claimed to have met his wife at a first generation church in 1996 at Akowonjo, Lagos told the court that he has to send the woman packing from their matrimonial home when it was clear  that she was allegedly going out with his very close friend, simply identified as Tunde.

According to an aggrieved Daramola, their marriage was blessed with a 12-year-old boy, though he was yet to   formalise  the relationship and no bride price paid.

The petitioner who resides at 27, Iwajowa Street, Dopemu said that he became very suspicious   when he heard from the woman’s parent that she was six months pregnant.

“I was surprised few months after she left my house, her parents came to inform me that their daughter was about six months pregnant. I denied the pregnancy initially but when she finally put to bed, I found out that the little baby resembled my (Rotimi’s) father so much, and that really convinced me that I am the biological father of the baby boy.

“I had no choice than to accept the baby, but I warned her seriously, to stop being wayward and to turn a new leaf, so that I will push the ugly incidents behind me.”

Daramola said he was surprised that shortly after he rebuked her  his wife allegedly returned to her old ways. He said the wife satrted having affairs with his friend Tunde    When  she secured a job with the state government at the Alausa state Secretariat, Ikeja.

“When she got the job, I initially opposed   her taken the appointment, but I have no choice when people   started  pestering me to allow her. I later found out that she used the job as an  excuse   to meet the man.

He said that rather than send the woman away he thought of getting back at her by going after women in the neighbourhood  but he had to beat  because he is a church teacher. He said he did not want to be seen   as a bad example to the church.

“It got to a stage, that I had to sleep in my church for over four months because I was trying to avoid her. I reported the matter to her father, but the old man’s advice always fell on her deaf ear. What really baffled me was that she hit our  only child on the  chest because the boy promised to tell me some of her activities. She also told the boy to inform me so that I can do whatever I can.”

To this end, he prayed the court to separate them without delay and also grant him the custody of their only child.
Opening her defence, the 31 year-old Adeola who works in the office of the Deputy Governor, Alausa, confessed to the court that she had been going out  with Tunde,  before she met Rotimi, her husband. She disclosed that   she did not know that both men were close friends.

Adeola who resides at 13, Adeola Bello Street, Orisunmibare, Shasha denied the allegation of infidelity levelled against her, and said that one of her husband’s family member who doesn’t like her  has been working against her interest and at the same time influenced her husband’s decision to institute the divorce suit.

Denying beating her child to prevent him revealing her bad behaviours, Adeola said she only did that to prevent the small boy from stealing

She told the court that she does not love Rotimi anymore, because he always keep grudges against her.
The president of the court, Alhaji S.A. Olawole   adjourned the matter  to February 10, 2010 for judgment.


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