A Nigerian woman, Mrs Kuditat Ajayi has narrated to an Igando Customary Court how she unknowingly had sexual intercourse with her brother-in-law thinking he was her husband.
The husband of the 53-year-old woman, Akande, wants the 35-year-old marriage annulled over accusations of infidelity.
”I was in bed in the night when my husband’s younger brother came to the house my husband rented for me.
“I thought it was my husband who normally comes to the house at that particular time between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. to play and sleep with me.
“It was after he finished making love to me that I realised that he was not my husband.
“When I queried him, he claimed that my husband had travelled that was why he came to have sex with me.
“I reported the case to my brother’s wife, who advised me not to tell my husband so that peace can reign in the family.”
Ajayi claimed that her children got less treatment from her husband but he treats the children of the other wives well, while also denying accusations by her husband that she’s fetish.
Ajayi begged the court not to dissolve their marriage that she still loves her husband, a 72-year-old businessman.
However, on his part, Akande said: “When I married her, I rented an apartment for her because I have other wives and I don’t want them to live together.
“I started hearing from people in the area that my wife was having an affair with a man, initially I ignored it until her lover came claiming ownership of one of my children.
“The man eventually came to the house but I refused to open the door for him.
“When I questioned my wife, she confessed that the man slept with her but it did not result in pregnancy.”
“I once caught her burying something in my compound, I accosted her and tried to remove what she buried there but I could not.
“I went out before I returned, she had cemented the place.”
He prayed the court to annul the marriage that he was no longer in love with her.
According to NAN, the president of the court, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, urged the two parties to maintain peace and adjourned the case until Aug.22 for judgment.