A 36-year-old man, Abraham Dominic, yesterday told a Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa State that his wife always threatens to poison his children anytime he corrects her mistakes. Dominic, a businessman of Gwagwa Mararaba, had urged the court to dissolve his eightyear- old marriage to his wife, Onyedikachi, for alleged lack of understanding and peace.
According to him, the respondent goes out and comes back at will, which makes him lose confidence in her and the marriage.
The presiding officer, Mr. Ibrahim Shekaru, adjourned the matter till September 20 to enable the petitioner present his witnesses.
The petitioner, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said he was seeking dissolution of their marriage and also for the court to award him the custody of their four children. He said: “Since I married the respondent in 2008, I have not known peace. I can never correct my wife whenever she makes mistakes.
“She goes out without my knowledge. Whenever I talk to her, she always threatens to poison my children in order to get back at me.
“She took two of my children to Onitsha without my knowledge and she would not tell me what they were doing there. “There is frequent trouble in my house and I cannot let my children get entangled in this situation as it might affect them.” Onyedikachi, however, denied all the allegations.
According to the respondent, her husband does not care for her and the children’s school fees. She said: “I can never poison my own children. I am the one who always provide for the children and take good care of them.