An Abuja Area Court on Monday adjourned for continuation of hearing the case of a couple in which the wife,Ramatu Abubakar, sued her husband for allegedly denying her sex for three years.
The Judge, Haruna Masanawa, adjourned the case to May 21, to enable the couple bring witnesses who would give their testimonies in court.
The couple, residing at Queen Amina Street in Kubwa, Abuja, had been married for five years and were blessed with a three-year-old daughter.
The plaintiff, in her statement of claim, alleged that her husband had also been threatening her life, maltreating her, assaulting her physically, and keeping late nights, being a drunkard.
She, therefore, prayed the court to dissolve the marriage forthwith.
However, the respondent, Abubakar Okpanachi, in his submission, denied his wife’s allegations.
Mr. Abubakar claimed that the bone of contention between him and his wife was that his wife was adulterous, which made him ‘’steer clear’’ of her.
Mr. Abubakar said that even the paternity of their daughter was ‘’suspect.’’
He said he would have to carry out a paternity test on the child to confirm if she was his biological child.
“My Lord, I have my doubt about the paternity of our three-year-old daughter.
“I want to carry out a DNA test to ascertain her paternity.
“My house-help once caught my wife in the act on our matrimonial bed,’’ Mr. Abubakar alleged.
The judge, after hearing both parties, ordered that summons be issued and served on the witnesses to appear before him on the adjourned date.