My husband sleeps, snores all day, wife begs court for divorce


The marriage between one Alimot Abass and her husband Jimoh was on Tuesday dissolved by an Igando Customary Court in Lagos over husband’s laziness.

The couple has been married for two years.

The petitioner described her husband as a house husband, a lazy man that loves staying at home doing nothing.

“Jimoh is a lazy type. He does not do anything for a living and has refused to go out and look for a job.

“He stays at home from morning till night, sleeping and snoring; you won’t see him struggling to provide at least food for the family.

“He fights me whenever I ask him for money or beg him to look for a job,” Mrs Abass said.

The 32-year-old mother of one said that her husband had failed in all his responsibilities.

“I was reduced to nothing in spite of the fact that I am a graduate. I was forced to do all manner of jobs just to provide for the family, with my husband caring less or doing anything to arrest the situation.

“Please, court, terminate this loveless marriage so that I can move on with my life,” she pleaded.

The respondent refused to appear in court despite several court summons.

Court President Adeniyi Koledoye said that it was obvious from available testimonies and the respondent’s refusal to appear in court that the marriage had failed.

Mr Koledoye granted the child’s custody to Alimot and ordered Jimoh to be paying N5,000 monthly as feeding allowance for the child.

He also ordered Jimoh to be responsible for the child’s education and general welfare.