A businessman, Mr Iga Bale, on Wednesday pleaded with a Customary Court in Nyanya, Abuja, to dissolve his union with his wife, Liza on the grounds that she swore to make his life miserable and also turn him to a pauper.
Bale made the prayer in a divorce petition filed against his wife before the court, NAN reports.
“When my business crumbled, I moved to Abuja, and luckily, I secured a job with a private firm, and I invited my wife and children to join me.
“When my wife came, I told her to bear with me and manage with my small job, pending when the bigger job will come.
“Though she agreed, shortly after my plea, my wife started hiding food she bought with the money I gave her.
“She wastes food in order to create a shortage of food in the house.
“When I confronted her, she told me that her plan was to spend all my money and make me a pauper.
“She had an abortion when she was four months pregnant. The same doctor she procured an abortion from is her lover,” he alleged.
The respondent, Liza, who was present in court, denied all the allegations.
The Presiding Judge, Shitta Muhammad, adjourned the matter until Oct. 22 for the respondent’s defence.