Mrs. Adediwura Adebukola Babalola has approached the High Court of Lagos State to seek the dissolution of her marriage to Dr. Rotimi Olalekan Babalola, the Chief Medical Director of Chevron Nigeria Limited over alleged harassment and inhuman conduct.
Mrs. Babalola in Suit No LD/9231/WD/2021 petitioned her husband on the ground that he has been displaying acts of intolerable cruelty and inhuman conduct towards her and the only child of the marriage.
Mrs. Babalola alleged that her husband abandoned the matrimonial home since January 1st, 2021, leaving her and the only child in the matrimonial home, also revealing that the respondent has resisted various efforts to reconcile the two parties by their Counsel, A.O. Agbola, Esq of Cheakley Chambers and Olusola Idowu (SAN) of Olusola Idowu & Co. for petitioner and Respondent respectively.
The petitioner contended that the divorce petition became the last option for her when it was apparent that the Respondent was not ready for any peaceful reconciliation coupled with his alleged constant harassment, intimidation, and threat of unlawful forceful eviction from her matrimonial home.
Mrs. Babalola revealed that “the constant harassment and physical assault by my husband leave me with bruises and traumatized and I had in the past sought treatment at Chevron Clinic and has also been attended to by a psychologist at Chevron.”
The petitioner, Mrs. Babalola contended that notwithstanding that the respondent has abandoned the matrimonial home since January 2021, the Respondent between April and July 2021, has been coming to the matrimonial home at No 8, Service Crescent Cooperative Villa, Badore Ajah, Lagos, and carted away, fridges, freezer gas Cooker, Generator and Solar Panels supplying electricity to the house.
The petitioner described the conduct of the Respondent towards her and the child of the marriage as “wicked, callous, irrational and physically abusive.”
Apart from seeking the dissolution of the marriage contracted at the Kosofe Local Government Marriage Registry on 9″ February 2012, the petitioner is also praying the Court for custody of the child of the marriage; an Order compelling the Respondent to return all the items carted away from the matrimonial home.
In addition, the petitioner is also praying the court for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the Respondent from interfering with the petitioner’s possession of the matrimonial home at No 8, Service Crescent Cooperative Village, Badore Ajah, Lagos State, and order of perpetual injunction restraining the Respondent from coming within a one-kilometer radius of any house or office premises that may be occupied by the Petitioner and N1,000,000 monthly maintenance among other reliefs.