A Nigerian who accused his wife of alleged adultery, on Wednesday told a Gwagwalada Upper Area Court in Abuja that she denied him sex for over a year, while having an affair with another man.
Alhaji Bala Ibrahim, who was led in evidence by the police prosecutor, Insp. Martha Paul, told the court that he caught his wife, Fatima, “red-handed” in bed with her lover on 5 January.
“I caught my wife, Fatima at about 2 a.m. having sexual intercourse in her shop with one Nafiu Danaya, also a resident of Sharp Corner, Gwagwalada.
“This has been going on for quite some time now and I have been praying about it. At 2 a.m. I went to visit my wife. I was disappointed when I saw her naked and a male trouser and shirt on the ground beside her. She was shocked when she saw me and implored me to forgive her, promising never to repeat such again.
“She begged me not to allow other people to know about it and I agreed, but told her that her parents must know about it,’’ Bala said.
The witness said that Fatima also pleaded that her lover’s (Danaya) clothes be given back to him.
“I did not give her the clothes directly but rather gave it to her younger sister,” he said.
Bala said that he moved her out of the rented apartment to another location, but discovered that she was still having an affair with Danaya.
He said that he reported Danaya to the police in Gwagwalada and that even while the matter was in court his wife was still having an affair with the Danaya.
The Judge, Alhaji Babangida Hassan, adjourned the case to April 29 for continuation of testimony.
“Having listened to the testimony of the nominal complainant, the court hereby adjourns the matter to April 29 for continuation of hearing,” he said.