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Wife seeks divorce of marriage over husband’s irresponsible behaviour


A housewife, Abubakar Hauwawu, on Tuesday asked a Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, to dissolve her 25-year-old marriage to Abdulahi Adamu, on grounds of alleged ‘irresponsible behaviour’.

Hauwawu told the court that her husband was irresponsible, uncaring and fond of insulting her over the years in the public.

She told the court that she was tired of her husband’s attitude, adding that ‘he has refused to change’.

According to the complainant, for two years Adamu, abandoned her and their children for no reason.

“Adamu is in no way responsible as he does not cater for the welfare of our children, and does not take responsibility for our medical care.

“He does not show concern especially when it has to do with our children or when I take ill.

“If I complain of his irresponsibility, he descends on me by unleashing all manners of insult on me,” she said.

She told the court that she was tired of her husband’s waywardness, saying that he had brought indescribable shame on her as a result of his incompetence in handling family matters.

She further told the court that her husband had failed in his matrimonial obligations and pleaded that the marriage be dissolved because she was no longer interested.

The President of the court, Mr Garba Ogbede, however, ordered Hauwawu to provide more evidence to substantiate her claims.

He adjourned the case till April 25, for further mention, and also ordered that a hearing notice be served on Adamu.

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