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I want divorce because my husband cannot impregnate me – wife tells court



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A housewife identified as Victoria on Friday told a Nyanya Customary Court in Abuja that she was seeking for divorce because the husband couldn’t impregnate her.

The petitioner, therefore, begged the court to dissolve the marriage, on the ground that it was not worthwhile staying in a marriage that cannot produce children.

She said that her husband has an infection which affected his sperm count. “I took him to the hospital for treatment but he is not willing to take his medications, hence he was unable to impregnate me.”

Responding, the husband who is an Electrician, Joseph Abo, explained that his wife made away with all his properties, including a pair of bathroom slippers.

He explained,  “One morning, I had some work to do outside the house. As I left home I thought my wife also left for work too because she works with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“To my greatest surprise, when I came home, I almost did not recognise my house because my wife had moved all my properties; our wedding pictures, our wedding gifts, down to my bathroom slippers,’’ he said.

It was gathered that the woman also made away with money the hisband hid at the back of the parlour chair, which was among the property his wife removed from the house.

“I made an opening in the back of the parlour chair, where I hid N87,000, I did not want anyone to see it because it is contribution money, now my wife has packed everything,’’ he said.

Abo, pleaded with the court not to dissolve the marriage saying he was in a covenant with his wife.

However, the wife denied the allegations, saying the things she moved out of the house were those she bought with her money.

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“I am not aware of any money hidden at the back of the parlour chair, I only packed all the things I bought with my money,’’ she said.


The petitioner further revealed that the only option was divorce claiming that the man already has six children with three other women; I beg this honourable court to help me to dissolve this marriage,’’ she said.

The judge, Jemilu Mega, advised the respondent to try and win back the love of his wife and possibly seek reconciliation with her before the court passed its judgment.

Mega adjourned the case until June 8 for judgment.