Court tells uncaring father to show payslip

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The National, Wednesday July 17th, 2013

 A MAN who did not share his pay with his family was yesterday ordered by the Lae District Court to produce his payslip.

Magistrate Nasaling Bingtau ordered Dickson Ako to produce his payslip after he heard that Dickson received K260 fortnightly and spent it with another woman.

Ako’s wife Dopeke Dickson told the court that he left her and their three children on March 3 and did not return home.

She said Ako had been living with another woman since then.

Dickson said she had taken Ako to court because life in the city was difficult and she needed money to support her children.

Ako, however, denied running away from the family, saying he was living with them in the same house.

“She was the one who went away for longer periods and taught in rural areas,” he said in his defence.

“She never does the house work so I have to find another woman to replace her. She is a teacher but she never sends money to me and the children.”

Dickson told the court that she was doing missionary work and she did not get paid for it.