A civil servant, Thomas Enemaku, on Monday told a Jikwoyi Customary Court, Abuja, that his people ostracised him because of his wife’s bad behaviour.
The petitioner who testified in a divorce petition he filled against his wife, Victoria Aladi, also said that his wife has no respect for his relatives.
“My wife doesn’t respect my relatives, she beat up my elder sister who came to assist her when she put to bed.
“She went about telling people that she beat up a woman who came to spy her home. For that reason I was ostracised,” he said.
Enemaku said that his wife no longer cooks food for him.
“My wife doesn’t cook for me anymore, sometimes she would wait for me to go out and eat before she cooks for the children.
“Even on new year day, I had to go to a friend’s place to eat,” he added.
The petitioner also told the court that his wife makes his blood pressure to rise.
“Living with my wife is a threat to my live. We never agree on issues, she is always making trouble with me, whenever we engage in such troubles, my blood pressure rises almost to a critical level.
“The other day she wanted to break my head with a pestle, it was my neighbours that came to my rescue,” he said.
He begged the court to grant him divorce in order to save his life.
Victor was not present in court, while the judge, Everyman Eleanya, adjourned the case to Feb. 9 for continuation of hearing.