My Wife Is Lazy, Unproductive, Man Tells Court


An Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos, on Monday, reconciled a couple, Peter Obaze and his wife, Chiamaka, whose 11-year marriage was on the verge of collapse.

Obaze, 47, a marine engineer, had instituted a divorce suit in March, claiming that his wife was not supportive, unproductive and lazy.

“My wife is too lazy, she became lazy after our first child, I have wanted her to start a business; even her brother gave her money to earn a living but she could not.

“She always provokes me and she does not take good care of me. “I am not interested in the marriage anymore; please separate us,” the petitioner, who resides at Oriokuta Street, Ogijo in Ikorodu, told the court.

Chiamaka, 40, a mother of three and a trader, had earlier pleaded with the court for reconciliation and pledged to mend her ways.

However, following the intervention of the court, presided over by Mrs. Funmi Adeola and the couple’s families, they were reconciled.

The husband also wrote a withdrawal of case letter to the court and told them that they would work to resolve their differences and reconcile themselves.

Adeola ordered that Chimaka should sign an undertaking that she would be a good housewife, promise to be productive, supportive and respectful.

“The undertaking would also indicate that you will now be supportive and also help your husband build a bright future for your children,” she said.


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