A 48-year-old civil servant, Yinka Ogundare, told an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, on Thursday that his wife, Abosede, was impregnated by her boss.
Ogundare said that the 13-year-old marriage had produced three children.
My wife called me when I travelled to Oyo for a course that she was three-month pregnant. I denied being responsible for the pregnancy because I left Lagos five months earlier.
“It was later I received a letter from her office that she was pregnant for her boss, but aborted it,’’ he said.
The petitioner tendered the letter as exhibit to the court.
Ogundare said that his wife infected him with gonorrhoea on two different occasions.
“She infected me with gonorrhoea in 2007 and 2010, that I spent a lot of money in curing it.’’
He said that his wife was a drunk, saying that she was not alright until she had taken alcohol in the morning.
“Abosede drinks alcohol a lot; she takes it as a meal, especially early in the morning.’’
He said that his wife loved clubbing not minding the fact that she was a married woman.
The petitioner urged the court to dissolve the marriage because he felt he could be infected with HIV if he should continue with the marriage.
Abosede, a 33-year-old civil servant, accused her husband of infidelity.
My husband had five girl-friends; he must have contacted the Sexually Transmitted Disease from his concubines.There was a day I saw used condom on our bed; I queried him, and he told me that I don’t have the right to question him because he did not pay my bride price,’’ she said.
The mother of three, said that her husband always threatened to kill her.
My husband beats me a lot and he always targets my neck; he once attempted to strangle my neck, but I escaped.He always threatened me with acid bath, and to lace me with charms.
“There was a day he beat me and blood was gushing out of my body; he called my family on phone to come and take me fast or would meet my corpse.’’
Abosede begged the court to grant her husband’s wish, saying that she was fed up with the marriage.
The President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case till Sept. 6 for judgment.