For getting pregnant while still nursing their two months’ old baby, a young wife identified as Rita Nwolu has been enmeshed in a marital crisis with her 33-year-old motorcyclist husband Uche Duru, who is threatening to dump her.
Punch reported that Mr. Duru accused Rita of attempting to sell the two-month-old baby to one Mrs. Ngozi Egeonu for N300,000, and also running away from home to join a baby factory.
Speaking to Punch’s correspondent, the aggrieved man said;
“I have been looking for my wife since December. I never knew that she had already sold my baby to a woman for N300,000. I also learnt that she is two months’ pregnant.
How can my wife who was delivered of a baby two months ago be pregnant? I am not the owner of that pregnancy because I did not sleep with her. I have not seen her for the past two months.
It is the police that discovered that she went to sell my baby. I will leave her if she fails to tell me where the pregnancy came from.”
However Mr. Duru’s worn out wife who defended herself, said;
“My husband is the owner of the pregnancy. He impregnated me. After I gave birth to the baby, my husband would smoke Indian hemp and forcefully sleep with me. It continued to happen like that until I noticed that I was pregnant. .
Each time I refused to have sex with him, he would use a cutlass to threaten me”
On handing over her baby to Egeonu, the lady said she had nobody to take care of her, hence the decision.
However Egeonu who was confronted, denied running a baby factory, explaining that what she ran was an orphanage in Owerri, Imo State. The lady also denied buying Nwolu’s baby, but claimed that the N300,000 she offered the nursing mother, was to take care of the infant and her other children.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Rivers State, Cyril Okoro, who spoke to newsmen however disclosed that Nkechi Uzoemene, Roseline Okey and Nwolu, were arrested for allegedly conspiring to sell the two-month-old baby boy without the consent of Nwolu’s husband.