Praying before Lagos Magistrate’s court sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday, Mr Okoro narrated how his estranged wife, Adedoyin Ogunmefun (nee Ajaba) brought another man’s pregnancy to his house pleading with him to accept it.
They got married on June 17, 2006.
He revealed that he formally married the defendant on June 17, 2006 and paid her dowry after two children, said he bought air ticket for his estrange wife, his two children and the mother in-law in July 2006 shortly after their marriage, for a vacation in US, stating that at the end of July, the wife came back to Nigeria and ran away with her two children on August 6, 2006.
He said she switched off her phone, but that they started living together again on Valentine ’s Day of 2007.
Okoro, who was giving evidence before Magistrate Abimbola Komolafe, said trouble started after the defendant lost her father in July 2000.
He said after the burial, his mother in-law, who was planning to go back to America a few weeks after, called a family meeting and said things were going to be difficult for the family after the demise of her husband.
Okoro added that after he enquired from his mother in- law what the matter was, he bought her a car to enable her move round.
He said his wife then became pregnant and that he rejected his wife and mother-in-law’s pleading that he accept the pregnancy, because he had not touched her since the problems began.
Magistrate Komolafe adjourned the matter till April 8 for continuation of trial.