Peter Obaze has tried many ways to make his wife productive and helpful to the family, but his efforts were in vain.

He could no longer tolerate his wife’s laziness, and consequently approaching a Customary court to end his 11-year marriage to Chiamaka.

The wife kicked against the divorce and the only way she could be checked is to sign an undertaken to be of help to her husband.

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

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

“She always provokes me to make me angry 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 St., 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.

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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