HUSBAND: My Wife Is Using Night Vigil To Commit Adultery

Mr. Daniel Folorunsho, a 43-year-old Lagosian, on Thursday told a Grade ‘A’ Customary court in Ojo, Lagos State, that his wife was engaging in adultery, under the guise of attending church vigil.

Daniel, a resident of Oke-Afo on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway is seeking the dissolution of his 10-year-old marriage to his wife, Yemi, over her infidelity.

Testifying during the hearing, Daniel said on February 25, he went early to Festac town to see his brother, only to see his wife emerging from a road in the vicinity with a man.

He said that he was shocked to see her as she had claimed to be heading for a vigil and he knew her church to be along the Oke-Afo axis, not some 40-kilometres away in Festac town, Lagos.Daniel told the court that he immediately crossed over and stopped Yemi and her partner, but she said she had gone for the vigil in the Festac district of her church and introduced the man as the District Pastor.He said that after the incident, his wife continued to leave home frequently – under the pretext of attending night vigil – until March 13, when he acted on a tip-off from a neighbour and caught her with the same man.

He disclosed that on the said day, he went to the area where his wife’s church was located only to discover her in an inner room with the same man she had earlier introduced to him as a District Pastor.

Daniel said that his wife was adjusting herself when he came in and he almost hit the pastor but ended up just giving him a stern warning to stay away from his wife. He added that he could no longer stand her adulterous behaviour.

On her part, Yemi, a cloth seller, denied the allegations saying he was only looking for a way to get another wife. She alleged that her husband had beaten her several times for not providing him with some of the money she was making from her trading.

After listening to the estranged husband and wife, the president of the court, Alhaji Toyin Said, adjourned the case to April 3, for judgement.

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