A man has revealed he knew his wife was HIV-positive before getting married to her.
The husband, Emeka Ndu said he was blinded by love and ignored counsels against his choice of wife.
“Before we got married, I and my wife went for a HIV test, my wife tested positive, while I tested negative.
“Because of the love I had for her, I still went ahead to marry her against the advice l got from some of her family members,’’ he said.
However, Ndu’s professed love for his wife had turned sour while they face a bitter divorce suit. Ndu accused the wife, Ella of infidelity. Ella had petitioned the Jikwoyi Customary Court, Abuja, for a divorce which he husband didn’t oppose.
“My wife brings her lovers into our matrimonial home and makes love with them.
“My children and my workers confirmed it, that it happens mostly at weekends when I have gone to school,’’ he said.
He also said that his wife was not trustworthy and she “exhibits characters unbecoming of a responsible married woman.
“The series of problems that l am having with my wife always bother on infidelity, betrayal and lies,” he said.
The respondent also said that when his wife was in charge of his shop, there was always shortage of cash which she cannot account for.
“One day I saw a receipt of a landed property bought by my wife, yet she did not have any other source of income except my shop,” he said.
Ndu said that his had bad influence on the children, adding “since she left the house, my children have been winning awards in church.’’
He prayed the court to grant him custody of the children.
Ella Ndu, the petitioner, who was also present in court, denied all the allegations and prayed the court not to grant her husband the custody of the children.
The judge, Mr Everyman Eleanya, adjourned the case until July 13, for further hearing.