A carpenter, Mr. Sanjo Ekeola, stunned an Agege Grade A Customary Court when he said he was not the biological father of their fourth child. Meanwhile the wife denied the allegation. The 45-year-old man said he decided not to have sex with his wife, Taiwo, for over three months before she left home on November 25, 2011 and returned February 18, 2012.
“When she returned home, l noticed she was not feeling fine, and, when I confronted her, she confessed to me that she was pregnant”, Ekeola said.
The plaintiff added that he knew quite well that the pregnancy was not his own, and advised her to go and look for the father of the child.
According to him, he was surprised when his wife called him on phone later to say she had put to bed and he should come and pick the placenta of the baby.
Ekeola therefore urged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant him custody of the three children except the fourth child.
Taiwo denied the allegation and informed the court that her husband encouraged her to abort the pregnancy, but she refused, adding that he also suggested that she should move out because his elder sister must not know about the fourth pregnancy.
The mother of four said trouble started when her husband began reporting whatever happened between them to his elder sister, saying, since then, they lived like cat and mouse. She pleaded that the court should not dissolve the marriage as she insisted that Ekeola remained the biological father of the fourth child.
Meanwhile, the court president, Mr. Emmaunel Shokunle, adjourned the case till September 19, 2012 for further hearing.