A 34-year-old bricklayer, Fatai Alimi, has been arrested and charged before a Lagos court for allegedly snatching the wife of Lagos State University (LASU) lecturer’s wife, Kafayat Oyegunle, 36.
The incident happened in Igando area of Lagos, Nigeria, where the lecturer resides with his family.
Kafayat was allegedly so much in love with Alimi that she packed all her property and moved into the bricklayer’s small apartment in undisclosed place in the same Igando with their only male child.
Kafayat had married her lecturer husband, Suraju Oyegunle, for 13 years and the marriage produced their only son before she met Alimi and moved out of her matrimonial home on 15 October, 2016.
Kafayat told her neighbours that she decided to consolidate on the new relationship by moving into Alimi’s apartment when her husband travelled.
When her husband returned from his trip and did not find his wife and son, he started making inquiries and neighbours informed him that his wife had moved into Alimi’s house as his new wife.
Oyegunle went straight and reported the matter at Igando police division.
The police trailed Alimi and eventually arrested him at a construction site in Igando where he had gone to work.
He was brought to court on Thursday and charged with conduct likely to cause breach of peace by taking Kafayat and the only son produced through her marriage to Suraju, knowing full well that she was legally married.
Alimi who hails from Ogun state pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola granted him bail in the sum of N25,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 12 December, 2016.
34-year-old bricklayer, Fatai Alimi