Ekene Odinaka a public servant on Monday prayed a Customary Court in Nyanya, Abuja to end his marriage to his wife, Chioma, on the grounds that he has not had a single day of peace in their seven years of marriage.
The petitioner made the allegation while testifying against his wife in a divorce suit he filed against her.
He told the court, “I am exhausted in this marriage. Since I married my wife, I have not known peace.
Recounting how turbulent in had been, he said, ”She is always fighting me. The worst of it all is that she pours water on me to disturb my sleep.
Also revealing how his wife paints him black before people, the petitioner said, ”She goes around castigating me. She tells everyone who cares to listen to her that I am a bad man.
”This has greatly tarnished my image.”
He said that he would give N10,000 to his wife every month for the upkeep of their baby and also get her a job so that she will have enough money to carter for their baby.
NAN reports that the respondent was not present in court and did not send any message stating reasons for her absence.
The presiding judge, Shittu Mohammed, in his ruling said;” the respondent is not in court and has not sent any message as to why she will not be in court.
“In view of the circumstances and in the interest of Justice, hearing notice will be pasted at the respondent’s residence.
“The case is adjourned until Feb. 10 for hearing.