My daughter-in-law wants to marry her Facebook lover – woman tells court


Mrs Deborah Ekundayo has dragged her daughter-in-law , one Ikeoluwa Adelugba and her mother, Risikatu Adelugba, before the Grade C Customary Court, Agodi-Ibadan, Oyo state.

The mother-in-law had alleged that Ikeoluwa wanted to abandon his son for another man.

The plaintiff who filed the suit on behalf of his son, Kayode Ekundayo, prayed the court to grant her the custody of the only child of the union.

In her testimony on Tuesday, Ekundayo narrated how his son impregnated Ikeoluwa in 2015 and the couple wanted to abort the pregnancy.

She said, “I quickly intervened when I heard that my son and Ikeoluwa wanted to get rid of the pregnancy by taking the defendant to a hospital where she registered for her ante- natal.

“She was safely delivered of the baby and I spent about N50, 000 during delivery.

“But Ikeoluwa started following other men to hotels to commit adultery two weeks after her delivery.

“Her easy virtues made me to conduct a DNA-test to confirm that my child was the biological father of the baby and the test was positive.

“I got information recently on the Facebook about a proposed wedding between Ikeoluwa and another man, and I will not want her to take my grandson to another man.

“I pray the court to allow me have the custody of the only child of the marriage who is six months old, so that I can take good care of him.”

The defendant, Ikeoluwa, was not in court but her mother, Risikatu, who was also joined in the suit, was present to defend the case.

She admitted that the testimony of the plaintiff was true but told the court that her son in-law, Kayode, was not interested in the child’s welfare when her daughter got pregnant.

She also pleaded with the court to continue to allow her be in possession of the child saying the child was too young to be given to the plaintiff.

In his judgement, the president of the court, Chief Mukaila Balogun, ordered that the child should remain with her mother till when he would have attained one-year old.

After then, the plaintiff could be allowed to have the baby in her possession, Balogun said.

He warned both parties against causing any troubles but that they should allow peace to reign.


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