A Nyanya Customary Court in Abuja, yesterday, dissolved a 22-year-old marriage over the wife’s habit of cooking once in a week.
The court, presided over by Mr. Jemilu Jega, granted the request of Mr. Garba Pakachi, ruling that the union was irretrievable.
He held that “this court has tried everything within its powers to resolve the issues between the parties, but all efforts proved abortive.
“The irreconcilable differences between the two parties showed that they are no longer compatible. Therefore, the marriage is hereby dissolved.”
He gave the custody of three of the four children of the marriage to their father and granted their mother, Martha, the custody of the last child, aged six.
Jega ordered the man to pay N20,000 monthly for the upkeep of the child, “because he is the biological father of the child.”
He also directed that Garba should take responsibility for education and healthcare of the child.
Earlier, Garba told the court that Martha cooked for her family only once in a week, could not spend time with the family, but gave all attention to her business.
Responding, Martha denied the allegations, but said she was no longer interested in the union.