She is lazy, dirty and does not do any house chores —Husband

It’s his endless demand for sex that is always responsible —Wife

A man, Mr Quadri Ayoola, has pleaded with an Igando customary court in Lagos State to dissolve his marriage to his wife, Abimbola, over neglect.

In his testimony, Quadri claimed that his wife of three years was lazy and dirty. “When we were courting I thought I had found the perfect woman. She would come to my house then and cook and also wash my clothes. When we got married, the story changed. She would complain and also nag that her pregnancy did not allow her to do house chores.

“It is so bad that I hardly invite people to our apartment anymore. My wife can soak clothes for weeks. She doesn’t sweep and all the house is littered with dirty plates and clothes. My parents have complained. I have also reported her to her family members and they promised me that she would change.

“She only makes an effort once her family members complain. She can go for days without having her bath. She also doesn’t know how to take care of our children. I do most of the house chores and bathe my children,” he complained.

His wife, Abimbola, however, denied all the allegations. She claimed that her husband is just looking for another way to marry another wife.

“My husband has a high sexual appetite. We have sex more that three times almost every night. When I wake up in the morning, I am always tired. I always manage to rest before he pounces on me again. I have complained to his family members but they insisted that it is my duty to satisfy my husband and also take care of my household.

“I am not ready to divorce my husband as I am still in love with him. I promise to change and put more effort into taking care of my children,” she said.

President of the court, Mr Adegbiyega Omilola, adjourned the matter till September 6 for continuation of trial.