A septuagenarian, Bolarinwa Matthew, has urged an Ado-Ekiti Customary Courtin Ekiti State to dissolve his 13-year-old marriage to his wife, Idowu, for alleged frequent fightings and lack of care.
Matthew, 70, told the court that his wife was fond of fighting him.
He said though, they lived under the same roof but in past five months, they had been living separately in different rooms.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the father of three, said that before he got married to her, he had a son from his first wife, adding that Idowu fights with his son.
He said Idowu was fond of fighting with his relatives which made them to stop visiting him.
The petitioner claimed that there was a particular time when he was sick and when he returned home he could not find his money, house survey plan, and land receipt.
Matthew alleged that when he asked Idowu, she told him that he thought he would die, adding that she used the money to abort her pregnancy.
He said sometime last year, he fell sick again, his wife separated his children and herself from his room
The petitioner told the court that there was no more love in the relationship because “she does not take care for me”.
The petitioner claimed that the respondent always travels with her association members to function within and outside the town and would not return for three days.
He, therefore, prayed the court to dissolve the marriage and award him the custody of the children.
President of the court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, adjourned the case till October 27 for the respondent to open her defence.