A 36-year-old fashion designer, Daramola Yemisi, on Wednesday sought for the dissolution of her 15-year-old marriage to her husband, simply identified as Babatunde, at an Ikorodu Customary Court sitting in Lagos State for alleged indecent act.
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According to the mother of four who reportedly moved out of her husband’s house owing to the ‘dirty act’, her husband was always fondling his step-daughter’s breasts whenever she was asleep.
While narrating her ordeal in court, Yemisi, who was almost pushed to tears, said Babatunde was in the habit of ‘touching’ and fondling her 19-year-old daughter whom she bore for another man.
She said, “My husband left me on the bed and went to meet my daughter on the mat to romance her. I caught him touching my daughter’s breasts while she was asleep. After I caught him, I asked my daughter why she did not tell me, and she told me that my husband gave her money and told her not to tell anyone.
Yemisi said the daughter disclosed to her that it wasn’t the first but third time he would be coming to touch her.
Speaking further, she also alleged that her two sisters in-law had to come to her shop to assault her after she moved out of her husband’s house because of the dirty act.
Yemisi, however, urged the court to legally separate her from her husband, saying that she did not want her husband to ruin her daughter’s life.
Her husband, the respondent who resides at Oduyebo Street in Ikorodu, Lagos State, confessed to the court that he actually touched his step daughter.
He said he had, however, begged his wife that such act would not repeat itself.
He also begged the court to resolve the differences in their marriage.
“Although my wife has left me to live in another man’s apartment, I still want her back,’’ the 43-year-old told the court.
The court President, Mrs. Omolara Abiola, in her ruling, asked the couple to wait for a chamber discussion.
She then adjourned the case to December 14 for mention.