A 30-year-old business woman, *Mary, on Tuesday asked an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve her nine-year-old marriage over her husband’s alleged failure to satisfy her sexually.
“My husband cannot perform well, he is not doing his job at all and that always makes me sad. My husband does not satisfy me, he does not last a minute on bed,” Mary said.
The petitioner said that she forced her husband to a hospital to confirm what was wrong with him, and it was discovered that he had low sperm count.
“My husband has low sperm count. I bought the drugs prescribed by the doctor for him, but he refused to use them. His refusal to take the drugs always causes us to fight, because I need a child. We have been married for nine years without any issue,’’ she said.
Mary said her husband was always on the road for months, leaving her lonely at home, adding that he could sometimes stay away for three months, or more.
She begged the court to dissolve the marriage, saying that she could no longer cope as her love for him had faded.
In his response, John*, a 40-year-old businessman, told the court that he had low sperm count and that he believed God for a miracle.
John said that he was trying his best to satisfy his wife, accusing her of infidelity.
He accused her of having extra marital affairs, saying that men always called her at odd hours.
“My wife is committing adultery, there was a day I saw a text message she sent to her man friend. I showed her the text, but instead of her to apologise, she warned me not to touch her phone. My wife always goes out without telling me and comes back at 11.00 p.m., and whenever I query her, she would tell me she owns her life. And anytime she comes home, she will enter her room and lock me out,” John said.
He urged the court to save his marriage, saying that he still loved his wife.
The court President, Hakeem Oyekan, adjourned the case till May 11, for further hearing.
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*Aliases have been used to protect the identities of the individuals*