A woman has fought her husband’s side chic inside the office of a Divisional Police Officer in Isheri, Lagos. Footage of the dramatic incident surfaced as the woman fought for the property she acquired with the man. Katherine Daramola, 57, a US-based lawyer, had accused her estranged husband Adetokunbo Daramola of abandoning her and their 4 children in the United States and returning to Nigeria where he got his mistress to start living with him in her house.
Katherine further accused her husband, a businessman who executes contracts for the Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS), and his mistress of conniving to illegally acquire their jointly-owned property in Lagos.
The property in question is a twin duplex at Magodo, in Lagos. In 2010, Mr Daramola partly relocated to Nigeria where he began executing contracts for the Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS) and some local government areas in the state, Mrs Daramola told Premium Times in an interview.
The couple had earlier acquired plots of land at the Magodo GRA where they built the duplex. “We got two plots of land at Magodo but we were not able to build on both plots, so we got a developer who paid N10 million on an agreement that he would take two duplexes and the family the other two duplexes,” said Mrs Daramola, according to the publication.
“We built two duplexes and the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) has my name (on it).” Mrs Daramola said she contributed 75 per cent of the money spent on building the house and furnished most parts of their home.
She alleged that unknown to her, her husband, while in Nigeria, began an affair with another married woman. Upon completion and furnishing of their home, her husband and his mistress moved into the house, she added.
Mrs Daramola said after over three decades of legal practice, she had begun planning her retirement. “I’m home-grown, I am close to retirement,” she said. “I need to come home, which is why we built the house, now they are trying to deny me access to my house.
Mrs Daramola said her estranged husband “intermittently abandoned” her and their four children in the U.S., leaving her to single-handedly cater for the kids. She also accused him of having an “illicit and adulterous” relationship with a woman whose husband was in the United Kingdom.