I Was Deceived Into Marriage, Wife Counters Man’s Infidelity Allegation In Court


A beer parlour operator, Wuraola Rufai, has told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan that her husband deceived her into marriage in order to obtain a work permit as a sawmiller in Ile-Ife.

Wuraola made the counter arguement on Tuesday while testifying before Chief Henry Agbaje, the President of the court in a suit filed against her by Lasisi, her husband.

The mother of three explained to the court that Lasisi had promised to marry her 19 years ago if she could assist him to secure her father’s hammer which stood as a visa for a none-indigene of Ile-Ife to work as a sawmiller or timber dealer in Ife.

“Based on Lasisi’s promise to fully marry me if I’m able to get him my father’s hammer which he would have ordinarily hired N25.000 anytime he needed it.

“I convinced my father and we gave him the hammer free of charge.

“Aside from living in my father’s house and impregnating me there, Lasisi became so prosperous with his sawmill business and he built a house.

“We went into his house and he soon started accusing me of sleeping about with men and wearing provocative dresses.

“Not only did Lasisi beat me, he also refused to cater for the needs of the last child as well as mine.

“When the problem became unbearable for me, I left Ile-Ife for Ibadan to open a jont where people drink beer,” Wuraola said.

In his earlier account, Lasisi stated that he had been forced out of timber dealing in Ile-Ife due to his wife’s promiscuity.

He added that Wuraola had impacted negative on the last child by teaching him all sorts of immoralities.

“Anytime I return home from my business trips, neighbours gave me various accounts of her adulterous behaviours and I waited until I caught her red-handed with a man.

“Her father even went as far as reporting me in the palace of Ooni and that hammer and the lincence to operate as a timber dealer was withdrawn from me.

“My lord, you can investigate by inviting the Director of Forest Reserve in Osun State.

“Moreover, my father in-law often arrested me with the police anytime there was a minor problem between his daughter and I.

“These and many more were the reasons why I left Ile-Ife for Ore in Ondo State,” Lasisi submitted.

Agbaje consequently dissolved the marriage and awarded custody of the first two children produced by the union to the complainant and the last child to the respondent.

He directed Lasisi to pay N7,500 as the child’s monthly feeding allowance and N18,000 for his termly school fees in addition to being responsible for his education and other welfare.

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