She informed the court that she had been living with Akin for more than
six years and that the marriage was blessed with three children yet the
man could not pay her bride price.
According to her, Akin, who is also a business man, has failed in his duty as a husband and father.
“Akin has not paid my dowry in accordance with Yoruba tradition and
every effort put across to enable him to pay has proved abortive.
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. All these have made me lose confidence in him,” Felicia stated.
She told the court that she was no longer willing to remain in the
marriage, pleading that she should be granted the custody of the
The respondent, however, denied all the allegations, pleading for time
to enable his family and his wife’s family to meet and discuss the
The judge, Mr. Ibrahim Shekarau, adjourned the case till March 9 for hearing and consideration of settlement.