By Mirembe Martina
Two men have fought over a woman who has five children.
Both are fighting over the woman and her children claiming they both married the woman and the children belong to them. One of the men, Anyaso Udeh from Abia State said that although he did not pay the bride price of one Patricia Osabede, he is the biological father of the five children.
The second man identified as Gabriel from Delta State said he married Patricia and paid her bride price and so, she is his legitimate wife and the children belong to him.
Patricia on the other hand says she married Gabriel more than 20 years ago and they had a daughter who is now married and has kids. Later, she left Gabriel in Delta State and went to Lagos and lived with Udeh from Abiriba in Abia State as husband and wife and had five children. She then decided to go back to her former husband, Gabriel, last year, with her five children and told him that the children belong to him.
Udeh pleaded that if Patricia has decided to go back to Gabriel, they should allow him to take custody of his children for peace and justice.
The head of Patricia’s family in Lagos, Chief Agumba said the family does not recognize Udeh because there was no proper marriage between him and their daughter. They said that since Gabriel properly married her according to their culture and tradition in Delta State, the children belong to Gabriel.