The plaintiff said her husband’s behaviour towards her changed after 7 years of their marriage with no child, adding that the defendant had been sleeping around with different women, most of whom were their church members.
“Recently, after several days of abandoning me, I traced my husband to his church in a village not far from Ondo town. On getting there, I met him on the floor of the church office with one of the women in the church. They were having sex.”
She said she had reported her husband’s adulterous behaviour to his mother, but he still didn't change.
She stated that she was fed up with the marriage and wanted it to end.
Doris also accused the husband of having a child outside their marriage.
However, her Husband Mr. Oseni, 45, pleaded with the court not to dissolve the marriage with his wife, saying he still loved her. He described her as a virtuous woman that had been taking care of him since he married her.
In his ruling, Justice Joshua Adunbi, said the words and body language of the wife had shown that she was tired of the union. He therefore ordered the dissolution of the marriage . Adunbi added that both parties were free to re-marry any person of their choice and ordered the petitioner to pay the sum of N2,500 to the respondent as a refund of dowry. He said anyone of the parties that was not satisfied with the decision of the court could appeal the ruling within 30 days.