Chevron CMD, Rotimi Babalola, in divorce mess

The chief medical director (CMD) of an Oil prospecting company , Chevron Nigeria Limited, Dr. Rotimi Babalola is now in a divorce mess as his wife Mrs. Adediwura Adebukola Babalola has approached the Lagos High Court for divorce, Globaltimesng reports.

According to court processes obtained by the news medium 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 filed in support of the divorce petition, which constitute the grounds upon which the petition was anchored, Adediwura alleged that her husband (Respondent) had abandoned the matrimonial home since January 1st 2021, leaving the petitioner and the only child in the matrimonial home.

The petitioner contended that the divorce petition became the last option for her when it was apparent that her husband 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 said she has been traumatized and had in the past sought treatment at Chevron Clinic and has also been attended to by a psychologist at Chevron.

In addition, the petitioner contended that notwithstanding the fact 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 has carted away, fridges, freezer, gas Cooker, Generator and Solar Panels supplying electricity to the house.

The petitioner described the conduct of the estranged husband towards her and the child of the marriage as wicked, callous, irritational and physically abusive.

Apart from seeking the dissolution of the marriage contracted at the Kosofe Local Government Marriage Registry on 9th February 2012, the petitioner is also praying the court for the custody of the only 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

She is also seeking for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the husband from coming within one kilometer radius of any house or office premises that may be occupied by her and N1,000,000 monthly maintenance among other reliefs.

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