Infidelity crashes 20-year-old marriage

The 20-year-old marriage between a businessman, Abisoye Ajayi , and his wife, Cecila, was on Wednesday dissolved on the order of an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on grounds of infidelity.

Cecilia, 42, had approached the court to terminate the 20-year-old marriage to her estranged husband, alleging infidelity on the part of the husband.

“My husband is a womaniser; he is dating four girls in our street and brings them into our matrimonial home.

“On many occasions, he and his lovers had beaten me up whenever I prevented them from entering our room.

“He was not satisfied with his lovers, he also on several occasions made attempts to rape my younger sister,” she told the court.

Delivering his judgment, the President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, said the marriage was dissolved because the petitioner (the wife) was bent on dissolution in spite of interventions by the court and family members.

“Since the petitioner insisted on divorce after several interventions, the court has no choice than to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the husband still claims he loves his wife.

“The court hereby pronounce the marriage between Cecila   and Abisoye Ajayi dissolved today; both parties cease to be husband and wife. “They are free to go their separate ways without any hindrance or molestation,” Omilola ruled.

Abisoye, 46, however, denied the allegations, saying his wife ran away with another man because he lost his job and was no longer financially buoyant.

Man beats landlord to pulp for preventing him from committing murder

Sunday Ugah, 29, was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating a landlord to a pulp after the said landlord prevented him from committing murder,

Ugah, who is unemployed and resides at Iju-Ifako area of Lagos, is facing charges of breach of the peace, willful damage to property and assault.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Yomi Egunjobi told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sept.7   at Agege, a Lagos suburb.

He said the accused assaulted a landlord,   Mr Musiliu Lawal, by tearing his clothes and beating him until he became unconscious.

Egunjobi said   the complainant was beaten because he intervened when the accused wanted to kill his sister.

“The accused went to his elder sister’s shop to ask for N2,000 but his sister refused; he descended on her and dealt her several blows on the face and body.

“When he was not satisfied with the beating, he picked a broken bottle threatening to stab her to death if the money was not given to him.

“The sister took to her heels and ran into the complainant’s house for her dear life, but the accused still went after her.

“When the complainant saw the accused was running towards his building with a bottle, he locked the entrance door to prevent him from entering.

“When the accused got to the door and discovered that it was locked, he damaged the door and broke into the house but could not find his sister.

“He approached the complainant, tore his clothes to pieces and beat him up until the complainant was unconscious,” the prosecutor said.




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