Not Possible, Can’t Be My Child, I Only Slept With Her 6 Times, Says Husband
A 38-year-old man, Samaila Salisu, has denied paternity of the child that his wife, Mary Ibrahim stated that she bore for him.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Samaila told the Sharia Court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, Kaduna State that: “I had intercourse with her only six times since we got married in 2022.
“I was not aware of any pregnancy. I am just hearing the news today. I am sure that the pregnancy through which this child was delivered was not mine.
“I have witnesses that can testify that the pregnancy wasn’t mine because she left our matrimonial home since August 2022,” he said.
In her defense, Mary, said the baby belonged to Samaila.
“We used to spend time together even after I left my matrimonial home.
“My husband failed to keep his promise to take care of me. I wasn’t comfortable in the village where he kept me.
“In the village my breakfast was pap without sugar and left over food. At home, I take tea with milk and bread.
“I couldn’t cope in the village, ”she said.
Earlier, Salisu urged the court to interpret the position of his marriage.
“She left my house and all efforts made that she might return failed,” he said.
The judge, Malam Isiyaku Abdulrahman adjourned the matter for the complainant to present witnesses testifying that his wife cheated and got pregnant.
He warned that if the witnesses failed to convince the court, the complainant would be punished for lying and defaming his wife.