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Pulse Nigeria Poll Alfred must take responsibility for impregnating Bridget

62% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters say Alfred must take responsibility after he got his sister-in-law pregnant.

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Roberta has been married to Alfred for six years and they have been having a good and happy home until her younger sister, Bridget, came to stay with them after her graduation.

Roberta was happy that she would have someone who would help to take care of her children and relieve her of some of the house work.

But little did she know Bridget would do more than just taking care of the children as she has also been taking care of Roberta's husband, culminating in her pregnancy.

Read Roberta's story here:

"My name is Roberta, a 28-year-old married woman with two lovely kids. I have been married to Alfred for six years now but since my younger sister came to stay with us after her youth service, things have been going awry for us.

When Bridget came to stay with us, I was so happy because I was getting tired of the housework, waking up at 5 am to prepare the children for school, making food for the family, rushing to work and when I came back, it was work till late before going to bed.

I knew that with Bridget around, there would be someone to help out with the house chores, so I welcomed her with open hands. My children too were very happy to have their aunt around as they took to her immediately.

Bridget had the time I never had for them, taking them to watch movies, the eateries, and parks during the weekends.

My husband too was relieved that there was someone around to stay with the kids when they came back from school and was full of praises for Bridget. He would buy her things whenever he traveled and gave her pocket money every week.

I thought Alfred was just being the dutiful and loving brother-in-law until I began to notice there was more to it than met the eyes. At first, I did not notice that they were more comfortable in each other's company till I realized that Alfred spent more time with Bridget than he did with me.

he found excuses to take her out and when I questioned his sudden affection for her, he waved my fears aside by saying he was only making her comfortable because of the way she took care of our kids.

The veil was lifted off my eyes when one of our neighbours told me to watch my sister around my husband closely, saying she suspected something untoward was going on between them.

She told me that my husband would come home during work and stay with Bridget for hours or they would drive out and he would only bring her back when it was time for the kids to come back from school.

But I did not take the woman seriously at first but I decided to monitor the two more closely. I began keeping tabs on them and the scales were lifted off my eyes when I saw a text message Bridget sent to my husband that she had missed her period and that a doctor she had gone to told her it would be dangerous for her to have another abortion.

I probed further and saw other text messages they had been exchanging, with my husband telling my sister he loved her so much and would not want to lose her.

I waited till late at night and confronted my husband and he confessed that Bridget actually seduced him. I also confronted my sister and she also broke down and told me she had been sleeping with my husband shortly after she came to stay with us.

Now the problem is the pregnancy. Our family wants us to keep the whole thing a secret while we look for a way out of the quagmire. I have packed out of Alfred's house and I do not intend to go back despite sending people to beg me to forgive him.

I am so angry at the moment and often wonder what I did not do for my husband to decide to sleep with my own sister.


The teaser for the day was: 

What would you do if your husband impregnates your younger sister?

How Nigeria voted:

That will be the end of the marriage without looking back - 31%

I will make sure my sister abort the baby - 8%

My husband must take responsibility for his actions - 62%

That will be the end for me and my sister - 5%

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