Kafayat, wife of a lecturer at the Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos, Suraju Oyekunle has dumped him and moved on to marry a bricklayer, Mr. Fatai Alimi.
The 36 year old Kafayat, who had married to the lecturer for 13 years, is now pregnant for the bricklayer who is 34 years old.
The woman has openly confessed to being in love with the bricklayer, whom she said she preferred to spend the rest of her life with, the report said.
She was said to have packed out from her matrimonial home in October when her husband travelled out of town, and then moved in with Mr. Alimi. Fatai lives in the same Igando community where she and her husband lived in Lagos.
She said that 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.
Fatai Alimi 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.
This was even as Kafayat vowed to do all she could to secure freedom for Fatai Alimi.
While in court to bail Fatai Alimi, Kafayat 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.
Kafayat 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 Fatai Alimi, the bricklayer.
Fatai Alimi is scheduled to appear again in court on December 12. [myad]