Haruna of Kawo, in Kaduna North Local Government Area, told the court that she was no longer interested in the marriage, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The woman said she no longer believes there is marriage between them.
“We have been staying for 10 years now, but nothing is happening between us in terms of marital affairs,” she said.
She told the court that she was no more interested in staying with Mainika as her husband, adding, “I don’t love him again.”
Mainika denied the claim, and accused the wife of starving him of sex.
“Anytime I request for sex, she always denies me. There was a time we had a serious fight over this issue and she bit me,” he said.
Mainika told the court that trouble started after his wife gave birth to their second baby.
He said, “Since then I do not know what I have done to her and I have asked her severally, but she refused to say anything.
“I even invited our elders to settle the matter but the effort yielded no positive result.
“I am still in love with her. I do not want to divorce her because I am really worried about the future of our children.”
The Presiding Khadi, Mallam Ibrahim Inuwa, ordered the couple to discuss the matter with their elders for amicable settlement.
Inuwa, however, said that if the case is not settled by the family, the court would decide on what to do.
“What is happening between you is not the Sunnah of our holy prophet. It is totally not acceptable in Islam to be cheating on one another,” he said.
The Khadi, therefore, adjourned the case till December 6 for continuation of hearing.