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Chevron Director Marriage Turns Messy As Wife Alleges Inhuman Conduct

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Chief Medical Director of American Oil Producing firm, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Dr. Rotimi Olalekan Babalola has entered drag net of messy divorce suit with his beautiful wife, Mrs. Adediwura Adebukola Babalola.

Adediwura has approached a Lagos High Court for divorce petition praying the court for termination of holy matrimony between the duo.

In the court processes obtained by our correspondent in Suit No: LD/9231WD/2021, Mrs. Babalola brought the petition against her husband on the ground that he has been displaying act of intolerable cruelty and inhuman conduct towards her and the only child of the marriage.

According to the facts in support of the divorce petition, which constitute the grounds upon which the petition was anchored, the respondent (Mr. Babalola) abandoned the matrimonial home since January 1st 2021, leaving the petitioner and the only child in the matrimonial home.

“The respondent has been adamant in his resistance to 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.

“Following the alleged constant harassment and physical assault on the petitioner by her medical doctor husband, which often left her with bruises, the petitioner has been traumatized and had in the past sought treatment at Chevron Clinic and has also been attended to by a psychologist at Chevron,” the petition reads.

Consequently, the petitioner contended 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 further described the conduct of the Respondent towards her and the child of the marriage as wicked, callous, irritational and physically abusive.

Besides seeking the dissolution of the marriage consumated at the Kosofe Local Government Marriage Registry on 9th 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 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

In furtherance of Babalola attack on petitioner, on Saturday he was alleged to have sent suspected soldiers to retrieve a car from Mrs. Babalola, who had earlier reported her husband to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team got more that she bargained when fully armed soldiers invaded her matrimonial home around 2.30pm, putting her and her daughter under severe apprehension as they attempted to forcefully retrieve her car on the order of her husband.

The soldiers who did not mince words on their mission told the embattled wife that they were acting on the instructions of her husband.However, reprieve came for Mrs Babalola and her daughter when a good Samaritan, a senior military officer got wind of the invasion of her matrimonial home and challenge the soldiers on their unlawful mission.

According to an eyewitness, the senior officer was said to have asked the soldiers, “who authorized you to be meddling in civilian’s domestic affairs?”

Following the intervention of the senior military officer, the soldiers instantly regretted their action and immediately vacated the scene at No 8, Service Crescent Cooperative Villa, Badore, Ajah, Lagos.

It would be recalled that Mrs. Babalola had earlier reported her husband’s alleged constant harassment, intimidation, assault and threat to the Lagos State Domestic and Violence Response Team which referred the matter to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ajah via a letter dated July 17th 2021.

On account of threat to her life, Checks at the Ajah Divisional Police Headquarters confirmed that the DPO has already invited both Dr and Mrs. Babalola on the matter, as the DPO, was gathered to had warned the husband to stop going to the house and allow peace to reign. As at the press time, the matter is still pending at the police station.

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Alleged Killers Deny Role In The Killing of Minor

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The alleged killers of a 7-year-old Kazeem Rafiu have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and murder.

This followed the arraignment of the two suspects, four years after they allegedly committed the offence.

Adedoyin Oyekanmi and Erinmole Adetokunbo denied killing the boy on Monday at their arraignment before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja.

In 2017, 26-year-old, Erinmole and Adedoyin were remanded in prison custody in connection with the death of Kazeem Rafiu.

When the matter was called, the court registrar read charges: “That you, Adedoyin Oyekanmi and Erinmole Adetokunbo, on June 7, 2017, at about 2pm on Oke-Oniburokun Street, Odokekere, Ikorodu, Lagos, in the Ikeja jurisdiction, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony, to wit: murder, thereby committing an offence.

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“That you, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned jurisdiction, did kill one Kazeem Rafiu, aged seven, by cutting off his head with a cutlass, thereby committing an offence.

“That you, without lawful justification or excuse, dismembered the remains of one Kazeem Rafiu, aged seven.”

Erinmole and Adedoyin was said to have lured the boy from his parents’ house on Sotunyo Street to the church’s premises on Oke-Oniburokun Street, Odo-kekere, Ikorodu where he was said to have been killed.

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Also the defendants were said to have beheaded him and buried the head around the church’s altar, while the body was kept in a canal.

Erinmole was later apprehended by residents. He was said to have confessed to to the crime with Adedoyin.

Upon denying the allegations against them, the judge fixed November 6, 2021 for commencement of trial

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Lagos Judiciary Set To Begin New Legal Year

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The Lagos State Judiciary is set to begin its 2021/2022, Legal Year on September 27, 2021

A statement from the office of the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Judiciary, Mrs Ololade Ige, stated that the legal year would start with simultaneous service at Cathedral Church Marina, Lagos and prayer at Central Mosque, Nnamdi Azikiwe Street, Lagos on September 27, 10a.m.

There would be a parade of guards at the Tafa Balewa Square, TBS, Lagos.

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Businessman Land In Court Over Insulting Policemen

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Justice Anas Isa, of Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, has granted a businessman, Lekan Sebanjo, five hundred thousand naira bail with two sureties.

The judge granted him bail after his arraignment for allegedly insulting police officers on duty.

According to Police, Sebanjo who resides at Jikowi, on the outskirts of Abuja, obstructed police team in the discharge of their functions.

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“A team of policemen led by ASP Bukar Mohammed intercepted an offender and his vehicle.

From nowhere, Sebanjo came out and began to rain insults on the police operatives thereby obstructing them from discharging their functions,’’ Adeyanju told the court.

The prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that the offence contravened provisions of the Penal Code.

Sebanjo denied the allegation.

After entertaining submission of Counsel, the judge granted him bail and adjourned the case to October 6 for hearing

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