By Salawudeen Olawale
A housewife, Mrs Felicia Akinshola, 34, today Thursday pleaded with a court in Nasarawa State to dissolve her marriage over her husband’s inability to pay her dowry.
Felicia, who is also a businesswoman, also disclosed that the Upper Area Court in Mararaba to dissolve the union because her husband, Mr Akin Akinshola, “is irresponsible’’.
She informed the court that she had been living with Akin for more than six years that the marriage was blessed with three children yet the man could not pay her bride price.
According to her, Akin has failed in his duty as a husband and father.
He said, “Akin has not paid my dowry in accordance with Yoruba tradition and every effort put across to enable him to pay has proved abortive.
“He is a very irresponsible person. He does not pay his children’s school fees and he does not provide proper feeding for us in the house.
“When I fell sick he did not show any concern as to treat or take me to the hospital. All these have made me lose confidence in him.”
She disclosed that the court that she was no longer keen to remain in the marriage, pleading that she should be granted custody of the children.
The respondent, however, denied all the allegations, pleading for time to enable his family and his wife’s family to meet and discuss the issue.
The Judge, Mr Ibrahim Shekarau, adjourned the case till March 9 for hearing and consideration of settlement.