Mr. John Ulaha, a 45 year old carpenter, has reportedly impregnated his mother-in-law.
The man who hails from Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, lives with his wife, Victoria, and their daughter, in Lafia.
The family is however involved in farming activities in Awe and Victoria had to invite her mother to help them harvest their farm produce following the implementation of the anti-grazing law in Benue State which forced Fulani herdsmen to relocate to Nasarawa state, and consequently destroying farmlands with their cattle’s.
Ulaha and his 42 year old mother-in-law, Mrs. Ashetu Igbasue, a widow, relocated to Awe leaving Victoria in Lafia where she’s busy running her provision store.
Victoria discovered three (3) months later that her mother, Mrs. Ashetu was pregnant for her husband.
“I’m distressed, I don’t know how to handle this matter,” Victoria said.
“I got married to my husband nine years ago. The marriage is blessed with a baby girl and my mother used to come around to spend some time with us especially when she lost her husband.
“But this time around, I personally requested that she should come and help us do some work on the farm. Since then she had been in the village with my husband helping on the farm, though both of them used to come to Lafia regularly to pick supplies and go back because they were determined to evacuate all crops from the farm to the house before herdsmen could come to destroy them.
“There was a time my husband came to Lafia to get some cooking ingredients and I asked him whether they were feeding well. He told me lightheartedly that my mother’s cooking was more delicious than mine. I did not suspect anything bad. I believed my husband. And, moreover, the woman in question is my mother, not a rival.”
“The last time my mother came to Lafia from my husband’s village, she shockingly told me that she did not see her period for the first and second month running which implies that she is pregnant and said that my husband is responsible for it. She said she wants it aborted because it would be a shameful thing for her to be pregnant at her age when her husband is not alive.
“I invited her to come and assist me to take care of our farm work since Fulani people have been destroying it, but I did not know that my husband had established a love relationship with her. She confessed to me that my husband was responsible for her pregnancy,” she said.
“It would have been better for him to get a second wife who will be stationed at home or even look for a girlfriend to satisfy him in my absence rather than going into a love affair with my own mother; it is a very shameful thing and an abomination of the highest order; it is wrong.”
According to the mother-in-law, it all started during a joke at the farm with her son-in-law, which eventually led to s*x that night at home.
“I agreed to his demand for s*x and thought it was just to satisfy his sexual feelings, but somehow, it became a daily thing,” Mrs. Ashetu said.
“I never thought I could get pregnant due to my age. I told my daughter the truth so that we can get a solution to it and out of anger she went public with it. I have since regretted my action. My intention is to find a way and abort it. My daughter earlier agreed to look for somebody to abort it for me because I can’t keep it. The whole thing was a temptation and I completely regret it. I have pleaded for forgiveness from her,” she added.
The son-in-law on his own part regretted his action, saying that he has offended God and his wife by sleeping with his mother-in-law and impregnating her.
He said that he will plead to his mother-in-law to accept aborting it as the pregnancy won’t stand.
“I have regretted what happened. It is not of my character and the shame this very act has brought to me, my wife and the entire village as well as those who know me is unbearable,” he said.
“Since my wife leaked this out, I have not been comfortable and have lost appetite for food. I have been pleading with her to forgive me because it is the devil’s work,” he said.