A 20-year-old woman, Mrs Salamatu Haruna, on Wednesday asked a Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, to dissolve her one-year-old marriage with Mr Bello Musa, on grounds of `sex starvation.’
She told the court that the “husband no longer cares nor sleeps with her again.’’
Salamatu accused her husband of “denying her sex and exhibiting unstable attitude.’
Salamatu also told the court that she is Musa’s second wife and married to him since January 2016, in accordance with Islamic law and customs.
She said that she was not getting the necessary satisfaction as he failed to perform his duties as a man since after September 2016.
“I want this honourable court to dissolve this marriage because I am not happy in the marriage.
“The last time he slept with me was after the 2016 sallah period, and since then he has not touched me.
“Even when he comes around the house after a long while, it is usually in an odd hour with numerous excuses, and leaves before the early morning prayer.
“Whenever he leaves that early, I usually do not know where he goes, even though he claims to be a mason,” she said.
Salamatu prayed the court to grant her request, as she had made effort to persuade her husband to grant her local divorce to no avail.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the respondent was not in court even though he was served hearing notice.
The judge, Mr Ibrahim Shekarau, adjourned the case till February 7, to give the couple more time to settle out of court.