A 16 -year -old housewife, Fatimah Mohammed, on Tuesday filed a divorce suit before an upper court sitting in Karu, Abuja asking that they dissolve her two years marriage with Tasiu Kasim, over allegations of brutality and failure by Kasim to provide food for the family.
“We got married in 2015 and I have a child with my husband, but since we got married there has been no peace in the marriage.
“He is always fighting with me over petty and insignificant issues. He always beats me up whenever issues arise and these beatings are now unbearable for me.
“Several times he was warned by elders in both families to stop beating me, but he refused.”
Further speaking out her bittered mind, Mohammed added in an accusation that her husband has abandoned his responsibilities to cater for the family to her mother.
“My husband also abandoned his responsibility of taking care of me and my child. He doesn’t buy us clothes and other basic necessities.
“It is my mother who has been catering for me and my child,’’ Mohammed added.
She also accused her husband of being jealous and in the habit of accusing her of dating other men.
“My husband is very jealous and because I am beautiful, he is in the habit of accusing me of dating other men and ` selling my beauty for money.’
Mohammed then pleads that the court should dissolve the union, adding that she had already moved out of her matrimonial home.
Pleading with the court, Kasim who did not deny any of the allegations prayed the court give him little time to talk to his wife if she could possibly change her decision.
“I don’t have much to say to the court because I love my wife, and I know that she loves me too. We got married because we love each other.
“The court should give us a little time to enable me to approach her and sort out these issues. I do not consent to her request for a divorce,” Kasim added.
The judge, Abdullahi Baba, adjourned the hearing until September. 8 to enable both parties the rift between them.