Man seeks dissolution of 19-yr marriage over wife’s laziness
An Igando Customary Court in Lagos will today continue further hearing on a petition filed by a 57-year-old man, Joe Ubigho, seeking dissolution of his marriage of 19 years over alleged laziness of his wife, Rita, aged 45.
The petitioner told the court that his wife was too lazy and had left everything in the house to maids to do.
He said: “It was owing to such laziness that I was forced to take our children to a boarding school for proper care.”
The petitioner begged the court to dissolve the union, saying he was tired of the marriage and was no more in love with his wife.
Reacting to the allegation, Rita, a mother of three, said it was her husband who chased her out of the house, threatening to pour acid on her if she refused to leave.
She promised to take good care of her husband and children and urged the court not to dissolve the marriage, saying she was still in love.