It’s been months since my husband slept with me —Wife

• She returns home late, spends hours on calls —Husband

A mild drama played out at the Area Court, Centre-Igboro, Ilorin, Kwara State, when one Aminat Nagode-Allah burst into tears while accusing her husband of abandoning their matrimonial bed.

Aminat had approached the court seeking to divorce her husband, Ismail Gobir, on grounds of lack of love and care for her and their children.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the applicant, while explaining how her husband had abandoned their matrimonial bed for months, could not, however, hold her emotions as she burst into tears.

“He shows me no care and affection.

“He does not care about how I feel and has stopped asking where I got the food I cook for the family from. He just eats and goes out every day.

“He has abandoned our matrimonial bed for me and the children, as now sleeps on the couch in the living room.

“I sell garri for a living, and even go around borrowing money in order to feed the family, but my husband careless,” she said.

She, therefore, prayed the court to dissolve their marriage.

In his response, Ismail told the court he had some challenges in his business and could not, as a result, provide for the family.

According to him, things were not like that before.

While acknowledging the hard work and efforts of his wife in providing for the family, he accused her of coming home late and answering too many phone calls.

Nevertheless, he said he was still interested in their marriage and pleaded for more time to enable him to settle amicably with his wife.

The presiding judge, Hammad Ajumonbi, blamed the respondent for abandoning his matrimonial bed and for his lack of love and affection.

Ajumonbi advised the wife to exercise more patience and endurance as all marriages have their challenges.

Nonetheless, he said while marriage should not be forced on anyone, there must be room for settlement, especially when children are involved.

The court adjourned the case till March 20.

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