Imam accuses worshipper of sleeping with his wife

An Oyo-based imam, Lukman Shittu, has alleged one of the worshippers at a mosque he presides over impregnated his wife.

He made the allegation while testifying before a Grade A Customary Court sitting at Mapo, Ibadan, the state capital.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Shittu, who was the respondent in a divorce suit, told the court in his counter-argument that his wife was an adulteress.

He also alleged three children she bore for him were not truly his, but from her concubine.

Shittu also said that his wife was riding a beautiful car soon after she packed out from his home in 202

He said: “Meanwhile, Fisayo had been boasting that her relative gave her the car. My investigation revealed that the same man, who had all along been sleeping with her, bought her the ca

“My lord, Fisayo started misbehaving when I was unable to give her money to rent a shop. Then, she began to return home very late and I told her that I will lock her out if she ever tried it again. However, Fisayo decided to pack up with the three children from my hous

“Worst still, she has changed the school of the last child without my knowledge and the other two have vowed not to recognise me as their father anymor

“During the last Ramadan, I invited the second one to come and stay with me, but he declined. The first also refused to come to my house when he had his school holiday. Could you believe that Fisayo’s concubine worships in the same mosque where I am the cleric

The estranged wife, Fisayo, who is the petitioner, alleged her husband was irresponsible and a threat to her life.

She said: “Shittu lured me into getting a loan from a microfinance bank under the agreement that I would use it to establish my business without refunding. So as to facilitate his adulterous intention, Shittu threatened to stab me one day if I don’t leave his home.

“As if that was not enough, he frequently brought various types of women into our matrimonial home.

“In addition, Shittu demolished the shop which I furnished with my money in order to deny me any business opportunity. He called me all sorts of bad names and even rejected being responsible for the children

“Though, relatives from both families intervened, but I just had to pack up for survival.”

The court President, S.M. Akintayo, ordered the duo to go to a well-established medical centre and carry out DNA tests on the three children to know whether Shittu was their father.

“The DNA tests shall be jointly funded by Shittu and Fisayo and the sealed result shall be sent directly by the medical centre to the registrar of this court” the court president said.

She adjourned the suit till May 2 for the presentation of the DNA test and further hearing.





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