AN estranged wife, Modupe
Daisi on Monday told a
Customary Court sitting
in Aiyedun-Ekiti, that her
husband, Sunday Owolabi,
consented to her dating their
farm labourer, only for him
to accuse her of adultery.
The plaintiff was seeking
an order of the court to
retrieve the N50, 000 receipt
of the farmland she bought
through her husband in 2009.
Modupe giving evidence
before the court alleged
that her husband had
once told her labourer,
one Ojo Folorunso, to feel
free to have sex with her.
She said that her husband
later turned around to
accuse her of adultery.
She said, “My husband
had some time in the past
told the man, who was
assisting me on my farm,
to feel free to date me.
“My husband even
showed Folorunso where
he was operated on
when he had a surgery.
“My husband, then, said
that he could no longer
perform sexually as a result of
the surgical operation he had.
“In December 2016, I
went to spend seven days
working on our plantation.
“On my return home,
my husband began to
threaten me that he would
kill me with a machete.
“He alleged that I
went to enjoy myself
with my labourer.”
The woman told the
court that she divorced
her husband 10 years ago,
but they resettled two
years after when the man
came to plead with her.
The 75-year-old husband,
Sunday Owolabi, who
was absent in court on
Monday, was, however,
represented by his younger
brother, Omoniyi Owolabi.
Omoniyi told the court that
his elder brother’s absence
was due to an illness.
He said that the defendant
chased out his wife because
she was alleged to have
eloped with her farm labourer.
The president of the
customary court, Mrs Yemisi
Ojo, in her ruling, ordered
that a search warrant be
sent to Sunday’s house.
Ojo said the search warrant
should retrieve some of
the property the woman
claimed she could not pack
along with her while leaving
her matrimonial home.
The president also ordered
that the plaintiff should
bring a witness to the
court that would affirm
her claim of paying for the
farmland in contention.
She then adjourned the
case to March 27 for the
continuation of hearing.

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