A 50-year-old mechanic, Gafau Shogaolu, has had enough of his 25-year-marriage to Maria.

He has begged an Iyana-Ipaja Customary Court to dissolve the union for alleged adultery and a fetish lifestyle.

Gafau, of No. 13, Sijuade Street, Abesan, Ipaja, Lagos, told the court that his wife once left him for another man and came back 15 years after, pleading for a second chance.

“My wife had a child for me before she left for another man, and came back 15 years after, begging me to take her back, which I did.

“I married another woman while she was away. When she came back, I got an apartment for her.

“I introduced her to the herbalist that took deliveries of the three children she gave birth to after she came back.

“Unknown to me, my wife went back and started having an affair with the herbalist,” he said.

Gafau told the court that he once caught his wife when she was about to enter the herbalist’s car.

“After my younger brother told me about my wife’s infidelity, I decided to keep a close watch on her. I caught her when she was about to enter the herbalist’s car.

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“I reported the case at a police station and the herbalist was made to write an undertaken twice, never to call and have a secret affair with her again,” he said.

Maria, 44, a businesswoman, denied being adulterous, but admitted that the herbalist asked her out.

The respondent, however, urged the court to save her marriage and reconcile her to her husband.

The President of the court, Adekunle Hassan, urged the husband to allow his wife to remain in his apartment until the case is disposed off.

He adjourned the petition until May 22.


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