14th June, 2011
Mrs. Amarachi Udeh, a student of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, has accused her 50-year old medical practitioner hubby, Dr Stephen Udeh of sleeping with patients and workers in his hospital.
The 25 year old mother of one disclosed this while giving evidence in a divorce suit instituted against her by her husband at an Ojo Grade â€˜Aâ€™ Customary Court, in Ojo Local Government, Lagos.
Udeh had earlier filed for the dissolution of their two-year old marriage in suit No OCCA/076/2010, accusing his wife of threatening his life, disrespecting him and aborting a pregnancy.
But in her response to the allegations, Amarachi opened a can of worms about the activities of her husband.
She alleged that it was her husband who gave her drugs and injection that resulted in the abortion of her pregnancy.
She also told the court that she had on several occasions caught him right inside his office having sex with patients, adding that nurses and other workers in his hospital knew about it.
â€œMy Lord, he is a womanizer. He sleeps with his staff and patients. I am tired of this marriage. I would have wished it dissolved but for the sake of our little daughter. I want the marriage cemented and our love restored.
â€œThe age difference between us is quite much, yet he brought me out of my father’s house and now he wants to abandon me. This is unfair. I pray this court to save my marriage from breaking up,â€ she pleaded.
The petitioner, Dr. Udeh had earlier approached the court to dissolve the two-year old marriage blessed with a two-month old baby.
He described his wife as an adulteress and a threat to his life.
â€œI am still doubting the paternity of the baby she had two months ago because she became pregnant when she went back to the campus. Sheâ€™s a student of UNIBEN.
â€œIâ€™m suspicious of her but I will let the matter lie low until a DNA test is done to that effect,â€ he told the court.
The court president, Alhaji T.A. Said, after listening to both parties, adjourned the matter for further hearing.