Nollywood actor, Kalu Ikeagwu has filed for divorce from his six years union with his estranged wife.
The actor told the ikeja high court that his wife stopped having sex with him after she accused him of losing her pregnancy due to an alleged sexually transmitted disease.
“After the birth of our son, she has refused to have sex with me. I was not aware she lost the pregnancy due to an infection as I did not give her any infection. Till date, I have not seen any report attached to a document that she lost a baby through STD. Though I did not ask her why she lost the baby.” he told the court.
While being interrogated by the respondent’s counsel, Mrs S.I. Amedu, Ikeagwu told the court that his wife packed out of their matrimonial home and sent him a mail that she was on her way to her father’s house in Enugu.
”I got back home from a trip on August 4, 2021 to find out that my wife had left our matrimonial home with the children to an undisclosed location. I tried to contact her when I got to the house and found it empty. I sent her an email on that same day and she replied that she had gone to her father’s house in Enugu.
She told me she was at her father’s place in Enugu and four days later, I saw her at the airport in Lagos, heading to God knows where. In the mail she sent, she said she was In Enugu.”
The actor who is also seeking full custody of his three-year-old son and ten-year-old step-daughter, also debunked the claim that he sent his wife and kids out of the house and failed to provide for their upkeep.
On why he was seeking custody of his step -daughter whom he had earlier sought for revocation of guardianship, the actor said he had information that his wife wanted to relocate the children.
The presiding judge, Justice Christopher Balogun, had earlier ordered the children to play with their father in court and ordered the respondent to present the receipts of the tuition fees of the children in court.
“According to the Child’s Right Act, you can not deny the children the best education even if you’re quarreling with your wife. If I should as a judgment grant you a divorce, and if your wife is in Enugu and you stay in Lagos, why should I give the custody of a 10-year-old girl to you while her mother is alive?
The Supreme Court ruled that it is not the wealth of a father that the children of that age need, they need the care and attention of their biological mother.
The only reason the girl child should not be in the custody of the mother is if the mother is mentally derailed or the issue of infidelity is involved.
Assuming the girl starts her monthly period, you as a father do not know what to do. You will be scared of the blood. A female girl is delicate. Your own case is worse because an accusation has been leveled against you.”
The judge adjourned the case until June 23 for continuation of hearing