A thirty-year-old housewife, Mrs Aina Idowu, on Thursday, approached an Ado-Ekiti, Customary Court to seek the dissolution of her 10-year-old marriage to her husband, Sodiq Idowu.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the case was first mentioned on February1.
The petitioner said she was seeking the dissolution on the grounds of frequent fighting, lack of care for the children, lack of affection and lack of respect for her and her parents by Sodiq.
The mother of three also told the court that the respondent was fond of starving and beating her whenever she denied him s*x.
Aina, a hairdresser, told the court that her husband had told her in the past to pack out of his house because he was tired of her attitude.
She added that the respondent had failed to cater for her and her three children by not providing them with food.
She appealed to the court to dissolve her 10-year-old marriage to the respondent to enable her have a peace of mind.
However, the respondent, Mr Sodiq Idowu, denied all the allegations leveled against him by the petitioner.
Sodiq, a carpenter by profession, told the court that he was always taking good care of his children’s welfare and education.
He alleged that the petitioner was fond of wearing seductive clothes and each time he queried her, she would pick quarrel with him.
The respondent who claimed to be an alfa told the court that the petitioner started wearing seductive clothes since she opened a hairdressing saloon.
Sodiq told the court that his wife packed her belongings and took their children from her matrimonial home to her home town in Kogi without his knowledge.
He said this was contrary to her claims that he sent her packing from her matrimonial home.
The respondent appealed to the court to give him more time for both of them to resolve the issue amicably.
The court president, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, after hearing from both parties advised them to go home and resolve their issue.
She, therefore, adjourned the case till Februrary 22, when the couple was expected to report back on the decision reached.