'My husband impregnated his 'sister' in our matrimonial home'

'My husband impregnated his 'sister' in our matrimonial home'

A 31-year-old businessman, Francisca Obeji, has asked a customary court in Lagos, Nigeria, to dissolve her marriage to her husband over infidelity.

Obeji told the court that four months into her marriage to Ezekiel Obeji, he brought a lady home and introduced her as his sister who would be living with them.

She said she didn't know all his siblings so she agreed that the lady could live with them.

Obeji told the court that a few months later, however, the lady got pregnant and Ezekiel fled to an unknown location.

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She said all efforts to trace her husband proved futile and that he relocated from a shop she set up for him and changed his phone numbers.

Obeji said she later heard that he had done a traditional marriage for his so-called sister.

"I travelled to his hometown to confirm from his parents. His parents told me they could only accept a fertile woman as their wife, while they advised me to go and look for another man to marry," she said.

Obeji told the court that her husband was ungrateful for all the things she did for him, including establishing a mobile phone business for him.

“Ezekiel is ungrateful and I now know that he never truly loved me; he was only after my money," she said.

She pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage, stressing that she was no longer in love with Ezekiel.

Ezekiel failed to appear in court despite being summoned several times, according to a report by the Daily Post.

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The court president, Adegboyega Omilola, ordered the petitioner to submit an affidavit of service that would enable the court to continue with the matter despite her husband's absence, the report added.

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