My husband not ready to father a child, woman tells court

Chief remanded in prison for angrily walking out of witness box, threatening judge

A businesswoman, Rashida Yusuf, on Friday, begged an Upper Area Court in Mararaba, Nasarawa, to dissolve her marriage to her husband for not being ready to father a child.

Ms Yusuf said that she married her husband, Mohammed Lawal, under Islamic Law and Customs on August 30, 2020, and that the union was blessed with no children.

She also told the court that Mr Lawal had failed in his duty as a husband, adding that his attitude had killed the love she had for him and could never love him again.

According to her, the respondent is irresponsible, does not take care of her nor care about her life and that his attitude toward them not having children drives her crazy.

“There is no child in the marriage because there is no proper consummation between us and whenever I complained, my husband would say, he was not ready to have children.

“My husband is owing me N20,000, being money I gave him to buy me a TV, one wrapper and flask but which he failed to buy.

“My life means nothing to him. When my house was affected by fire, caused by a nearby company, even when he noticed people helping to save my things, he walked away instead of showing concern.

“He does not feed me. Anytime I asked for food, it resulted into a fight. I can no longer remain in this marriage and I am ready to pay for my redemption,” Ms Yusuf said.

The respondent, however, denied all the allegations and the Judge, Mohammed Jibril, adjourned the case until October 26 for hearing and consideration of settlement.