"My wife is pregnant for another man,’’ a 45-year-old businessman, Mr Sanya Akinsanya, seeking the dissolution of his marriage, on Wednesday told an Igando Customary Court, Lagos.

The petitioner told the court that Iyabo, his wife of 11 years, was promiscuous and was pregnant for her lover.

"My wife is adulterous; she has been cheating on me ever since and now she is carrying another man's baby."Akinsanya also claimed that his estranged wife was in the habit of threatening his life and had on several occasions hired thugs to beat him up.

"I am afraid as she may succeed in killing me one day and I don't want to die now," he said.

The petitioner also alleged that Iyabo packed his property to an unknown destination without his consent. He described his wife as a cantankerous woman who had made their home unbearable for him.

"Fighting is my wife's hobby; she fights me in the morning, noon and night and does not get tired. She takes offence on any slight issue."

He prayed the court to dissolve the marriage as his love for the woman had `grown cold.’ However, Iyabo, 37, a trader, denied all the allegations, including being pregnant.

"I am not pregnant for any man; my stomach is just like that.’’

The mother of two said that she was not promiscuous and had been faithful to her marital vows and described as false the allegation that she sent thugs to beat up her husband. Iyabo also refuted the allegation that she carted away her husband’s property.

According to her, what she took from their home belonged to her. However, the respondent conceded to the dissolution of the marriage and admitted that she was also fed up with the relationship.

The president of the court, Mr Hakeem Oyekan, adjourned the case till June 30 for further hearing.