A university lecturer in Nigeria is facing a humiliating dilemma in his marriage.
Suraju Oyekunle, said to be a teacher at the Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos, is fighting hard to save his 13-year old marriage to Kafayat who has not only been unfaithful to him, but is pregnant for another man, according to a news report published by P.M.Express newspaper.
The real complication, however, is that Mrs. Oyekunle has openly confessed to being in love with the intruder, whom she said she preferred to spend the rest of her life with, the report said.
Interestingly, the intruder, Fatai Alimi, is a bricklayer.
The paper reported that Mrs. Oyekunle, 36, packed out from her matrimonial home in October when her husband travelled out of town, and then moved in with Mr. Alimi, her new lover, who lives in the same Igando community where she and her husband lived in Lagos.
She said she prefers the bricklayer’s smaller apartment to her husband’s house, and she took along with her a 12-year-old son she had for her husband.
Mr. Alimi, 34, was said to have been arrested by the police, and arraigned in court on Thursday for conduct likely to cause breach of peace, after the woman’s husband lodged a complaint against him.
He pleaded not guilty before a magistrate, who granted him bail in the sum of N25,000. He was remanded in prison custody pending his meeting the bail conditions.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Oyekunle has vowed to do all she could to secure freedom for Mr. Alimi.
While in court to bail Mr. Alimi, Mrs. Oyekunle reportedly said she left her marriage because she and her husband were unable to get another child during their 13 years in marriage, and that the husband was not taking good care of her.
She said she became pregnant for her new lover a few months after they met, and that with him, she was now living in peace.
Mrs. Oyekunle said that her bricklayer lover, despite his low social status, was better off than her husband of 13 years in everything.
She said her family remained in support of her relationship with Mr. Alimi, the bricklayer.
Mr. Alimi is scheduled to appear again in court on December 12.