by Rachel Ogbu
“My Lord, whenever it is my turn for the night, my husband would sneak into the bedroom of my second and spend the night there,” 35-year old Maryam Mohammed lamented in court after suing her husband for neglect.
On Monday, Maryam told an Area Court in Lugbe, Abuja that her husband, Adamu Mohammed, spent more nights with his second wife.
According to reports, the Plaintiff, who lives in Sabon-Lugbe on Airport Road, accused her husband, also of the same address, of neglect, selfishness and starving her of sex and food claiming her parents had been sending food to her.
“He has neglected me; he has become very selfish and no longer gives me food or money for my feeding.
“Rather, it is my parents who have been sending me food. I am seeking immediate divorce to enable me to marry a man that can take care of me,’’ she said.
Vanguard reports that the defendant, however, denied his wife’s claims.
Mohammed said he could not satisfy his wife’s needs because he had been sick for a long time.
“My Lord, I cannot satisfy her needs because of my prolonged illness. Now that I am getting better and I still love her, I urge her to stay and the court should not grant her any divorce,’’ he said.
The Presiding Judge, Mr Haruna Masanawa, adjourned the case to June 3 for further hearing and directed both parties to come with their parents or witnesses.