Man threatens to divorce his wife for refusing to get pregnant again after four children, accuses her of taking contraceptive

A Nigerian man has reportedly threatened to divorce his wife for refusing to get pregnant again after having four children.

An event compere based in Akwa Ibom, identified as Imaan Mike Umoh, shared the incident on Facebook on Thursday, July 13.

According to Umoh, the couple on his street got into a verbal altercation when the lady failed to conceive again and the husband accused her of taking birth control.

“Serious fight in my street now. Husband threatened to divorce his wife if she refused to get pregnant for the 5th child. Suspecting his wife of taking contraceptives,” he wrote.

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The incident has triggered mixed reactions on social media, with many criticizing the husband for pressuring his wife to get pregnant again.

@cindysshopng wrote, “Na baby making machine she be ? What the heck is he doing with 5kids? If he’ must then he can do that with another woman . Allow your wife rest abeg.”

@v_toria122 wrote, “The man has no right to tell the woman what to do. It’s her body. If he wants a fifth child. They should try surrogacy!!!!”

@tontolofabrics wrote, “5th child in this economy  you must be extremely rich in Nigeria to have 3kids. Except you don’t want to give them good life and luxury. Feeding, clothing, school fees, groceries etc”

@Prettietracy wrote, “Something my ex husband did after my 3 child(2boys and 1 girl)he was threatened of my beauty and my breast was still on point he got pained and accused me of having a bf when baby refused to come,I wasn’t even taking a contraceptive either,

I had an ovarian failure and was still battling Get treatment and I had all my kids by CS,he threaten to impregnate someone or get another woman to have children for him,as the mata pass my power ba so I carried my head out..

Some men married for children not love, they don’t mind if the woman dies or alive in the process of having children for them”