A fashion designer, Makanjuola Samuel, has pleaded with an
Orile-Agege Customary Court sitting in Lagos State, to dissolve
his 10-year-old marriage to his wife, Abosede, on account of her
The 56-year-old man told the court that he caught his wife with
another man as far back as 2008.
He said, “I was called on the phone that my wife was in an
apartment with a man and when I got there, I met her sitting on
the bed wearing only her blouse and the man wore only boxer
shorts sitting opposite my wife. I walked out when I saw them.”
The Ogun State indigene explained to the court that as he left
the scene, he heard the man ask who he was from Abosede.
“When I got home, I didn’t say a word and she never did too,” he
Samuel told the court that he had warned his wife on several
occasions to desist from her wayward ways but she told him she
However, he told the court that he reported her to her father but
he never offered to settle the problem between them.
He said, “Her father came to our house but he never for once
asked us to sit down and talk. After seven years, her mother
called me on my phone that we should all sit down and settle
Samuel explained that his wife packed out of their matrimonial
home voluntarily on March 9, 2009 and he warned that she
should never come back.
The mother of four denied all allegations against her.
Abosede, who lives at No 4, Abolore Jacus, Ota, Ogun State, told
the court that she never committed adultery.
“The man is a prophet and I usually go to his place. He stays in
the area we relocated from. On that day, he sat on the chair
while I sat on the floor, we faced each other watching television.
He doesn’t know my husband and my husband does not know
him,” she said.
When the members of the court asked her what she went there
for, she could not give any explanation.
She further said, “I used to go to his place a month before for
prayers, the door was not shut, it was open. He didn’t enter the
room, he only stood by the door.”
The 49-year-old factory worker also denied her husband warning
her of waywardness.
“He never warned me of adultery. Except when he went to church
and I did not go with him go but, he will meet me at home. We
attend C.A.C but the prophet is not a pastor in our church”, she
However, Abosede told the court that her husband sent her
“When we got home after the incident, we did not talk to each
other. It was an elderly woman who stays in the same compound
that told me he said I should pack out of his house, that he did
not want me again,” she said.
The court president asked if she still loved her husband but she
responded, “I do not love him anymore, the court should dissolve
our marriage but he should contribute to the welfare of our
Abosede alleged her husband of not showing care to his children
but he denied the allegation.
The court President Dr. S.O Whenu, adjourned the case till May
23, 2017 for judgement and advised that Samuel should show
more care to his children.