On Wednesday in Abuja, a housewife, known as Martha Ojo, pleaded with the Customary Court in Jikwoyi, Abuja, to dissolve her 12-year-old marriage because her husband Moses is infected with HIV.
The husband made the allegations in her response to the divorce letter filed and submitted to the court by her husband Moses.
In her responds she said: “My husband became ill when our last child was about six months old. I took him to the hospital for treatment. His health kept on deteriorating.
”The doctor took our blood samples and it revealed that my husband tested positive for HIV.
”I tested negative.
”My husband disappears every time. He does only sleeps with me once in every two years”.
The husband Moses, denied all his wife said about his health haven been present in court at the same time.
He said: ”I am not HIV positive. My wife and her brother are planning to tarnish my image. They cooked up this story.’’
However, the matter was adjoined to March 9 for judgment by the presiding judge, Jemilu Jega, after listening to both sides of the couple.