8th March, 2011
The marriage of a female manager with the Law Union and Rock Insurance Plc, has been wrecked after she was accused by her husband of sleeping with two persons, one of them, a director in the organisation and the other a client of the same organisation.
Mrs. Charity Chineye Ogugwa was accused by her husband, Fidelis Chukwunwike Ogugwa, of infidelity and has therefore gone to a high court presided over by Justice Williams Dawodu to seek the dissolution of their marriage.
According to Mr. Ogugwa, the situation has gone beyond redemption as the woman, who bore him two children, Grace and Chibuzor, has been engaging in unprotected sex with these two men.
He also alleged that she also engaged in oral sex with the men who the husband identified as Olusegun Augustine Ilori and another client of the company. She confessed this to her husband, Chukwunwike alleged.
Narrating the entire story in a petition seeking the dissolution of their 16-year old marriage, the man said he got married to the woman at the marriage registry in Lagos in 1994 and that they both lived at 126, Ilogbo Road, Sabo-Ajangbadi, Ojo area of the state, but they later moved to 65B, Odaliki Street, Ebutte-Metta.
He said he started suspecting his wife when the woman would excuse herself to receive phone calls at odd hours in 2003. He then became watchful and decided to follow the issue carefully.
In the petition, he further disclosed that â€œsometime between December 2003 and February 2004, the petitioner (Mr. Ogugwa) found an amorous text message from the first respondent (Ilori)â€ to his wife.
â€œOn 18 April, 2010, the petitioner sent an e-mail that could only be shared between lovers to his supposed wife. She acknowledged the mail on 19 April, 2010.
â€œShortly after that she forwarded same mail to the first person (Ilori) who is her Executive Director and lover in the office and in error forwarded a copy to the petitioner.
â€œThis opened the floodgate of suspicion that led to the discovery of several amorous e-mail messages between the two lovers,â€ the petition stated.
As for Mr. Onisoya, the petitioner said his wife was also locked in an internet amorous chatting resulting in the exchange of photographs between the two on the net in 2008.
The husband said when he confronted his wife over the accusation, the woman confessed to having an adulterous and unprotected sex including oral sex with the two men who are also married since 2004 to date.
Mr. Ogugwa is now asking the court to also grant him custody of the two children after the dissolution of the marriage.
He is also seeking the court to award him N20 million being damages to be paid to him by the two men for the trespass and trauma they made him pass through, for their irresponsibility and the role they played in ruining his matrimonial home.
When the matter came up yesterday, Justice Dawodu adjourned hearing till Tuesday, 12 April this year.
Meanwhile, the case has taken another dimension as Mr. Olusegun Ilori, the accused Executive Director, has also sued Mr. Ogugwa before a high court sitting in Lagos for defamation of character.
According to him in an affidavit, â€œon 21 September 2010, (a day before the Annual General Meeting of the Law Union and Rock Insurance Company), an unscrupulous culprit sent a malicious text from the number – 08169406977 to key Board members of Law union and Rock Insurance Plc.â€
He said the content of the text message reads: â€œAs you get ready for your AGM in the city hall, watch oga Segun Ilori. He is not who you think he is.
â€œHe has large appetite that compromised his position. He also enjoys married female staff of LUR (abbreviation for the name of the company). He has at least three in his hotel bed any time he likes. He also has underground associates…â€
He is a therefore seeking a court order to stop Mr. Ogugwa from circulating materials that tend to damage his reputation and to pay him N100 million as damages.
He is also seeking a retraction of previously circulated materials by Mr. Ogugwa and payment of another N1 million being cost of instituting the action.