A five-year-old marriage of Hawawu Isa and her spouse has been dissolved by Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Nasarawa State on the ground of threat to life and abuse.
President of the court, Owuna Musa, who presided over the case, pronounced the dissolution of the marriage, saying he was persuaded that the couple could not cohabit any longer, as husband and wife.
Musa recounted that despite numerous interventions to reconcile them, the petitioner was resolute on divorce.
“The court has no choice than to dissolve the union, in spite of the fact that the husband still claims he loves his wife, the petitioner insists on getting a divorce.
“Both parties are no longer husband and wife, as the marriage has broken down totally, they are free to go their separate ways,’’ the judge ruled.
Hawawu, 28, a housewife, sued to end her union stating continual battering and threat to her life.
“I married my husband sometime in 2012, but we have not been blessed with a child.
“My husband does not take his responsibilities as a man serious, he does not provides food or pay medical bills for me.
“He has inflicted so much injury on me, there was a time he beat me till I fainted and rushed to the hospital by our neighbours.
“He threatened to kill me on several occasions, and I have lost interest in the marriage.
“There is no love between us. I urge the court to grant my plea and divorce us,’’ Hawawu pleaded.
She called her husband “an irresponsible man’’ whose pleasure is beating her for no just cause. But the accused denied all the allegations.
He appealed to the court not to grant his wife’s wish to dissolve their marriage.
“I am still in love with her,’’ Isa maintained.