Villagers banish septuagenarian for impregnating daughter in Anambra
A 70-year-old man who hails from Okija in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State has been banished from the community for allegedly impregnating his daughter twice. The septuagenarian was excommunicated from the community following the ugly act that resulted in the birth of a baby boy.
A resident who pleaded anonymity told newsmen that the man had a baby boy from his daughter. He said: “The man whose wife died a long time ago decided to find comfort in the arms of his daughter. Stories have it that he impregnated his daughter two years ago and they had a baby boy. The community started investigating the matter when the rumour became rife in the village.”
The resident, who further alleged that the old man had been sleeping with his daughter prior to the death of his wife, regretted the consequences of their actions. “Fresh palm fronds were tied round the man’s neck and his daughter’s legs as signs that they had engaged in an abominable act,” he added.
The man, his daughter, and their property were evacuated with a bus provided by the community as early as 3:00 a.m. to an unknown destination.
In another development, a 72-year-old retiree, Mr. Funsho Amos, has lost his marriage for starving his wife of sex for three years. An Igando Customary Court, in Lagos, on Tuesday granted the request of Mrs. Ayo Amos, seeking dissolution of her union to Funsho on the grounds of sex starvation and irreconcilable differences.
The court president, Mr. Adeniyi Koledoye, while delivering the judgment, said it appeared that the estranged couple was tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile both parties had failed.
“Since both parties consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage. The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mrs. Ayo Amos and Mr. Funsho Amos dissolved today; both of you henceforth cease to be husband and wife,” Koledoye ruled.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 40-year-old businesswoman, Ayo, had earlier approached the court to end her nine years old marriage over sex denial. “My husband denied me sex for good three years without any reason and he knew that I needed a child,” Ayo said.
The petitioner told the court that the respondent humiliated her because she was yet to have a child for him. “My husband told me to pack out of his house saying that I am a barren woman and cannot bear children. He told me to get another man, that he is no longer interested in me.”
The respondent, however, conceded to the petitioner’s request for the dissolution of their marriage, saying that he was no longer interested in the union.
“I do not love her anymore, please the court, grant her request for the dissolution of our marriage. I have six children, some are abroad. I do not even need a child from her,” Funsho said.