I got a job for him through my boss, my husband suddenly changed and started following his female co-workers.
A housewife, Abdulaziz Rabi, on Wednesday asked a Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, to dissolve her three-year-old marriage to her husband, Ibrahim Salihu, for alleged being starved of sex.
Rabi of Chika village, Airport Road, Abuja, had approached the court for dissolution of the marriage because Salihu refused to make love to her for years.
She said that she and Salihu had planned to unite to make a better living by buying a car for commercial purpose to show their love.
"I got a job for him through my boss, my husband suddenly changed and started following his female co-workers.
"Though he feeds me, but when it comes to sex matters it will turn to fight. I am a woman and I have feelings for him.
"Whenever I try to touch him, he will push me out and if I call him so that we can sit down and discuss the issue, he will beat me.’’
Rabi said that she had reported the matter to both parents but nothing changed.
"He has failed in his matrimonial obligations, I am totally fed up, please my lord, separate us. I am no more interested in the marriage.
"I really want him to divorce me, despite the fact that I have suffered for him. I paid his school fees all through and many more,’’ she said.
She begged the court to dissolve the marriage because she wanted to move on with her life.
Salihu, however, denied all the allegations, and urged the court to give him more time to settle with his wife amicably.
"I take good care of her and provide all she wants. Please my Lord, give me more time to resolve this issue with her,’’ Salihu said.
He also denied having female friends or another wife elsewhere, adding that he did not concede to the dissolution of the marriage because he was not fed up with the union.
The presiding officer, Mr Garba Ogbede, ordered the couple to provide more evidence to substantiate their claims.
Ogbede, however, stressed that the court frowned at issue of violence, and urged the couple to maintain peace
"Both parties are to maintain peace at all times; any violation of the order of this court will amount to contempt with grave consequences,’’ he warned.
Ogbede adjourned the case till March 8, for report of settlement.