‘My wife must compensate me for wasted years spent with her’

‘My wife must compensate me for wasted years spent with her’

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  • He’s cruel, intolerant – Wife

A 36-year-old man, Edaih Edaih, has urged a Mararab, Nasarawa State Grade 1 Area Court to order his wife, Uche Edaih, to compensate him for the years he had wasted in marriage to her.
Edaih made the demand while testifying in a divorce petition instituted by his wife before the court.
He claimed that he only slept with his wife in the first two months after they got married, adding that he was not opposed to the granting of his wife’s request by the court.
“I demand compensation for wasting my years with her in the name of marriage. Since 2013, when we got married, I only slept with her in the first two months into our marriage and after then, she never allowed me to touch her, nor will she let me sleep with her,” he said.
Edaih tendered the bills for the amount he expended on the traditional wedding between the couple and begged the court to ask her to refund all.
The respondent said that he did not enjoy the marriage as he should and denied the allegation of being cruel. He told the court that his wife was rather the one sleeping around with other men.
The petitioner, Uche, had prayed the court to dissolve her marriage to her husband over alleged irresponsible behaviour.
“As a result of the cruelty and intolerant attitude of my husband, the marriage had since broken down irretrievably. I am no longer interested in the union with him and I urge this court to dissolve the union,” she pleaded.
The President of the court, Albert Maga, adjourned the matter to September 2 for further hearing.

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