An Ilorin based housewife, Rashidat Quadir, has filed for divorce at an Area Court at Centre-Igboro in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The petitioner said the divorce was necessary after 11 years of being childless and experiencing lack of love from her husband.
“My husband and his parents are frustrating me because I have no children. My husband also no longer has trust in me.
“He always makes trouble with me each time I go out, and he does not have trust in me any longer. He believes I go to visit another man any time I am out of the home.
“He always forces me to swear with the name of Almighty Allah and the holy Qur’an each time I go out, saying that I have gone to have affair with another man.
“He goes as far as inspecting my underwear to know if I had sex outside,” she said.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Rashidat stated further said that her mother-in-law had told her on many occasions to look for another man and stop wasting her youthful age in their family.
“I packed out of the house three months ago after much threat, frustration and pain, “she told the court.
The respondent, however, said that he was still interested in their marriage, adding that he did not chase his wife out of the house.
“I went to the office and when I returned she was gone.
“The only thing I remember was that six years ago, my parents called her parents to confirm if she was the cause of childlessness.
“On the issue of suspecting her, it is because she refused to allow me to have sex with her for two weeks. That was my reason for doubting her, he said.
The respondent also said that he tried to settle the issue by going to visit his in-laws.
He added that they asked him to be patient with her and that she would return home.
The presiding judge, Shehu Ajimobi, granted the respondent time to enable him settle with his wife, advising that divorce should be a last resort.
Ajimobi also advised the husband to do everything necessary to get his wife back and appealed to her to be patient as well.
The case was adjourned to November 6.