A 35-year-old housewife, Ngozi Nnaji, has told a Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, that her husband from the inception of their marriage had never bought pants for her.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Ngozi, of Aso B, Mararaba, had urged the court to dissolve her 14-year-old marriage to her husband, Emeka Ogugua, for alleged lack of care.
She told the court that her husband was not performing his responsibilities as a father to provide and cater for family.
The petitioner said their marriage was blessed with three children, adding that “since the inception of the marriage, the respondent has never bought me pants.”
According to her, he is in the habit of beating her whenever they have misunderstanding.
“I built the house we are living in but whenever we have a misunderstanding, he will threaten me and always tear my clothes.
“There is no longer peace or love between us as the marriage has broken down irretrievably.
“I am also pleading with the court to ask my husband to vacate the house I built, pay for my clothes he tore and also pay the sum of N13,500 which he owes me,” she said.
The respondent, Ogugua, denied all the allegations made by his wife.
The presiding judge, Ibrahim Shekaru, adjourned the matter till September 23 for the petitioner to bring her witnesses to court.