An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Thursday dissolved the 20-year-old marriage between Adetoro Onipede and his wife, Olubunmi because she starved him of sex.
President of the court R.I Adeyeri, said that “all efforts to reconcile the couple had proved futile as the petitioner insisted on divorce.
“Both parties are no longer husband and wife, they are free to go their separate ways,” Adeyeri ruled.
Onipede, 50, had filed a suit on August 21st, seeking for the dissolution of his 20-year-old marriage on the grounds of sex starvation by his wife.
Onipede said that his wife, Olubunmi, had been denying him sex after she gave birth to their last child 14 years ago.
“She always starves me of sex and will not even allow me to touch her. Anytime I tried to force myself to do it, she will pick up a dangerous weapon to stab me, ” he said.
According to Onipede, his wife was always spiteful and always in the habit of bringing him down in the presence of her friends, family and neighbours.
“Anytime I am short of money and my wife paid the children’s fees or buy food in the house, she will tell our neighbours, her friends and even inform her family, ” he said.
Onipede accused his wife of going out of the home and coming back at will without his consent.
He pleaded with the court to separate them saying that his body was not a piece of wood and he wanted to move on with his life.
Defending the allegations, Olubunmi, 42, told the court that she denied her husband sex because he turned her into a sex worker.
“My husband had turned me into a prostitute; he will not give me money except after making love to me.
“I am a wife and not a girl friend or sex worker, so I stopped him from making love to me.”
Olubunmi claimed that she always informed her husband anytime she was going out and she did not stay out late.
The mother of three urged the court not to grant her husband’s wish as she was still in love with him.
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