Gyang Gyang, an at-home husband, dragged his wife Jemima before a customary court in Nyanya, Abuja on Friday on the grounds that she was disobedient and unsubmissive to him.
Additionally, Gyang testified before the court that his wife frequently travels without telling him and does not contribute to the welfare of the home.
NAN reports that the petitioner made the claim in a divorce petition he submitted to the court against his wife.
“As the man of the house my wife is supposed to let me know when she’s traveling but she travels whenever she wants, without telling me.
“I only find out she has traveled when I don’t see her in the house. She doesn’t take orders from me, and she disrespects me,” Gyang said.
“My wife has never been a supportive wife. She left the upbringing of our children for me. I suffer from diabetes and hypertension. She has refused to disclose how much she earns as salary to me. She is not contributing to the welfare of the family,” he said.
The petitioner requested that his marriage be ended by the court before he passes away from excessive blood pressure.
Jemima, the respondent and a civil servant who was present in court, refuted the accusations.
Doocivir Yawe, the presiding judge, encouraged the couple to patch things up but postponed the decision-making process until November 8.
Yawe stated,“You have been married for over 27 years, at this point where you are supposed to be enjoying your retirement and your children you are in court seeking divorce, please try reconciliation, before judgment is passed,”