My Husband Is Not The Father Of My Son, Wife Claims
Mojisola Ajiboye (30) has been married to Samson Nkanang (33) for seven years but now she wants out.
She has filed a divorce suit against her estranged husband before an Agege customary court.
She accused Samson of usually abandoning her at home and traveling on official trips without any form of care.
“My husband is irresponsible and has turned me into a punching bag. I am no longer interested in the union; I want the loveless marriage dissolved,” she said.
But her confession that her husband is not the biological father of her son threw everyone off balance.
“I was impregnated by another man when my husband traveled on an official trip,” she said.
The estranged wife urged the court to dissolve the marriage so that they can go their separate ways, adding “although I registered the child’s birth in the respondent’s name, he is not the father of my son.”
Mojisola, who is a nurse, alleged that her husband is temperamental and constantly beats her over minor issues.
Samson however, said that although he truly beats his wife frequently, he is not an irresponsible husband and father.
He told the court that he was on an official trip for two months in Akwa Ibom State when his wife told him she was pregnant.
“On my return, I even had sexual intercourse with her several times in order for her private part to be prepared for childbirth, according to the doctor’s prescription.
“So, I am amazed now that she claims I am not the biological father of my child,” he said.
The respondent said that on the child’s dedication day, he played the role of a father and even named the child.
“Even my family and the petitioner’s family were all present and they all gave him different names,” he said.
This is in addition to being responsible for the upkeep of the three-year-old child and the mother till date.
Perhaps, the woman has found affection in the arms of another man or the supposed biological father of the child? Samson alleged that he has been getting strange phone calls from an unknown person threatening him to leave his wife alone.
In spite of this, the husband pleaded with the court not to dissolve the marriage, saying “I am still in love with my wife.’’
The court’s President, Philip Williams, advised the estranged couple to maintain peace and order.
He referred them to a forensic centre to affirm the biological status of the child and deferred the divorce suit indefinitely.