A Customary Court for Igando in Lagos on Thursday don dissolve the 12-year-old marriage between one Francis Stephen,45, and his wife, Ogechi,36, over impregnation of sister-in-law.
Wife said: “When I gave birth, I invited my sister to come and assist me to take care of the child, but I did not know that my husband had established a love relationship with her.”
“She confessed to me that my husband was responsible for her pregnancy when I discovered that she was pregnant,”
“He had accused me on several occasions of poisoning his food and would refuse to eat my food. My husband is a threat to my life; he always drinks to stupor. He had threatened to burn me with fuel; in fact, he had used hot pressing iron to burn me.”
“My husband’s brother used to touch my breasts and anytime I reported him to my husband, he did not caution him.”
Husband said: “I got to know when she got pregnant for one of her lovers and she went for an unsuccessful abortion.”
“On that fateful night, she was crying seriously and rolling on the floor that her stomach was paining her. I rushed her to the hospital where it was revealed that she had an abortion that was not properly done. Her lover came and he confessed to me that he was responsible for the pregnancy.”
“He told me that he only slept with my wife five times, but my wife denied it and said it was only four times and I paid the doctor to do it again.”
“Ogechi is also sleeping with her pastor,”
The President of the Court, Mr Adegboye Omilola, talk sey the court no get choice, but to dissolve the union as the petitioner (wife) insisted on divorce in spite of its mediation and family members’ intervention.