It was a show of shame after a married woman told a court in Lagos that she is pregnant for her bricklayer husband, leaving her lecturer husband in the lurch.
PM News reports that the lecturer, Suraju Oyekunle, faced the humiliation of his life as his wife openly told him she was in love with the bricklayer and was already pregnant with his baby.
The woman, Kafayat, further told Oyekunle that she prefers to spend the rest of her life with her lover instead of going back to live with her husband.
According to the court reports, the 36-year-old woman moved out of her matrimonial home in October when her husband traveled, and then moved in with the artisan identified as Alimi, who was living in the same Igando community where she and her husband lived.
She was said to have taken along with her a 12-year-old son she had with her husband. When the husband came back, he tried every possible means to take back his wife but she refused to go back to him, forcing him to lodged a complaint against Alimi and he was arrested and charged to court.
Speaking before the court, Kafayat vowed to do all she could to secure freedom for Alimi who she loves with all her heart.
She said she left her marriage because she and her husband were unable to get another child during their 13 years in marriage and that the husband wasn’t taking good care of her.
She confirmed that she became pregnant for her lover few months after they met and that with him, she was now living in peace.
“He is better off than my husband in everything and my family supports my relationship with him,” the love-struck woman stated.
When the charge of conduct likely to cause breach of the peace was read to Alimi, he pleaded not guilty and the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O. A Layinka, granted him bail in the sum of N25, 000, ordering that he be remanded in prison custody until he meets the bail conditions, while adjourning the case till December 12, for trial.