Queen Stephen, A 36-year-old housewife, has asked an Igando Customary Court in Lagos, to end the 12-year-old marriage to her husband, Francis Stephen.
She narrated how Francis for whom she had four children, impregnated her younger sister in 2016.
“When I gave birth, I invited my sister to come and assist me to take care of the child, but I did not know that my husband had established a love relationship with her.
“She confessed to me that my husband was responsible for her pregnancy when I discovered that she was pregnant,” she said.
Queen called her husband a drunk, who had accused her severally of poisoning his food.
“My husband is a threat to my life; he always drinks to stupor.
“He had threatened to burn me with fuel; in fact, he had used hot pressing iron to burn me. My husband also is not faithful,”
But Stephen also accused his wife of involvement in a relationship with a man, who impregnated her and that she tried to abort it.
“I got to know when she got pregnant for one of her lovers and she went for an unsuccessful abortion.
“On that fateful night, she was crying seriously and rolling on the floor that her stomach was paining her. I rushed her to the hospital where it was revealed that she had an abortion that was not properly done.
“Her lover came and he confessed to me that he was responsible for the pregnancy.
“He told me that he only slept with my wife five times but my wife denied it and said it was only four times”.
Stephen urged the court not to grant his wife’s wish for the dissolution of marriage.
The court President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case until September 5 for judgment.