When our third born was sick, he wanted to go out and I refused to allow him. I said that our child must not die, but the next thing I saw was that he stripped himself naked.
A 39-year-old school proprietor, Hassana Yusuf, on Thursday told an Igando Customary Court that her husband, Adisa, once entered her mother's room stark naked.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the complaint in the case is seeking the dissolution of their 11-year marriage to Adisa Yusuf.
The case was first mentioned on Dec. 16, 2015.
At the resumed hearing of the case on Thursday, Hassana accused her estranged husband of battering, lack of care for her and her children, threat to life, blackmail and absence of love.
"When our third born was sick, he wanted to go out and I refused to allow him. I said that our child must not die, but the next thing I saw was that he stripped himself naked.
"He was naked in front of our children and went to meet my mum in her room stark naked. My mother had to cover her eyes.
"If I agree to keep providing for the family, there won't be any problem, provided he would be nice to me and the children.
"But since I have refused to keep shouldering his responsibilities, he became a demon. He said he will kill me and take over what we both laboured for; he boasts that nobody will question him,’’ she said.
The complaint also told the court that her husband was in the habit of accusing her of infidelity.
"My husband is suspicious of my moves; every man I talk to is my boyfriend. He has no trust, whatsoever, in me. There was a day we fought and he hit me with a nail on my head,’’ she said.
Hassana also said that her husband does not show her any care during pregnancy.
"I have nursed every pregnancy myself, as if I impregnated myself. I do the naming ceremony myself. It is only our second daughter that he footed her bill.
"On more than three occasions in 2012, he abandoned me and the children. He once left the house for a year,’’ she said.
The respondent, however, denied all the allegations.
"I had to show my mother-in-law what her daughter normally does to me whenever I tell her there is no money. She usually strips me naked.
"That was why I went to her room naked. I earn N30, 000 every month and I give her everything. Does that not show my love for her and the children?’’ he told the court.
Adisa accused his wife of unfaithfulness.
"She has so many boyfriends, I have evidence to show that she is unfaithful, my fellow landlords are her boyfriends.’’
The respondent said that he doubts the paternity of their last child.
NAN reports that the union which was consummated in 2003, is blessed with four children.
The court President, Adegboyega Omilola, ordered the couple to attend another Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) meeting on March 3.
The case was then adjourned to June 28, for judgment.