An Abuja Area Court on Monday struck out a suit filed by a housewife, Maryampraying for divorce for allegedly being starved of sex by her husband, Salisu e 35-year-old woman, who lives in Sabon-Lugbe, Airport Road, Abuja had accused her husband of spending more nights with his second wife.
She also accused him of starving her of food, selfishness and neglect, adding that her parents were responsible for her feeding in her matrimonial home.
Delivering judgment, the presiding judge, Mr Haruna Masanawa, said that the plaintiff did not provide enough
evidence before the court to warrant a divorce and dismissed the suit forthwith.
“The defendant has failed to convince the court beyond reasonable doubts that her husband starved her of sex by deliberately spending more nights with his second wife to warrant the divorce.
“The defendant has proved his case by providing the court with documentary evidences that he has been taking care of his wife.
“He has also provided the court with the medical report of his ill health as reason for his inability to meet up his
matrimonial responsibilities to the plaintiff,’’ Masanawa said.
She had among others, urged the court to dissolve the marriage forthwith, to enable her to marry another man who can take care of her.
“My Lord, whenever it is my turn for the night, my husband would sneak into the bedroom of my mate and spend the
“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 to me
marry a man who can take care of me,’’ she said.
The defendant, however, denied his wife’s claims, saying that 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 had said.