16-year-old housewife, named Fatimah Mohammed, on Tuesday asked a Karu Upper Area Court, Abuja to dissolve her 2-year-old marriage with her Husband Tasiu Kasim.
Fatimah told the court that she was fed up with her husband’s excesses..
“We got married in 2015 and I have a child for my husband, but since we got married there has been no peace.
“He is always fighting with me over petty and insignificant issues, he always beats me up whenever issues arise and the beatings are now unbearable for me.
“Several times, he was warned by elders in both families to stop beating me, but he refused.
“My husband also abandoned his responsibility of taking care of me and my child; he doesn’t buy us clothes and other basic necessities.
“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.
“Also, it is my mother who has been catering for me and my child,’’ Fatimah said.
Responding, Kasim prayed the court to 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 approach her and sort out these issues. I do not consent to her request for divorce,” Kasim said.
The judge, Abdullahi Baba, adjourned the matter until September 8.