A housewife, Mojisola Ajiboye, has told an Agege Customary Court in Lagos State, that her husband is not the biological father of her son. She gave the testimony in the divorce suit she filed against her husband at the court.
The petitioner, a nurse, said she regretted her seven-year marriage to her husband, Samson Nkanang,
According News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mojisola claimed that her husband usually abandon her at home and travel on official trips without making arrangement for her welfare.
“My husband is irresponsible and has turned me into a punching bag, I am no longer interested in the union; I want our marriage dissolved, “she told the court.
The petitioner told the court that the defendant whom she married seven years ago is not the biological father of her son.
“I was impregnated by another man during one of the periods my husband went on an official trip,’ she said.
She thus urged the court to dissolve their marriage so that they can go their separate ways.
“Although l registered the child’s birth in the respondent’s name, he is not the father of my son, ’’she said.
Mojisola alleged that her husband is temperamental and constantly beats her.
Samson , who admitted subjecting his wife to frequent beatings, however, denied the allegations of being an irresponsible husband and father.
He told the court that he was on an official trip for two months in Akwa-Ibom when his wife told him she was pregnant.
“On my return, I had sexual intercourse with her severally in order for her private part to be opened according to the doctor’s report.
“So I am amazed and dumbfounded now that she claims I am not the biological father of my child.”
The respondent said that on the child’s dedication day, he did all that was necessary as a father and even named the child.
“My family and the petitioner’s family were all present and they all gave him different names,’’ he said.
Samson said he has also been responsible for the upkeep of the three-year-old child and the mother till date.
He alleged that he has been getting strange phone calls from an unknown person threatening him to leave his wife alone.
The husband pleaded with the court not to dissolve their marriage, adding that, “I am still in love with my wife.’’
Mr Philip Williams, the court president, advised the couple to maintain peace and order and
referred them to forensic centre to affirm the biological status of the child .
He thereafter deferred the divorce suit indefinitely.