A 40-year-old woman, Mrs Taiwo Olorunisola, has asked an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State to terminate her marriage because her husband has starved her of sex for three years.
Olorunisola also told the court on Monday that she could no longer tolerate her husband, Olajide, who she further accused of threatening to kill her.
“My husband does not make love to me nor does he eat my food for the past three years. He claims that I want to kill him.
“My husband is always threatening my life; he once brought out cutlass in the middle of the night threatening to butcher me but I was fast enough to escape.
“There was a day he was beating me, I escaped and he threw a stone at me but I dodged it and the stone hit my first daughter on her forehead which led to heavy bleeding.
“Our daughter was rushed to a hospital in which her head was stitched, the scar is still on her forehead,’’ she said.
The mother of four, who has been married to Olajide for 18 years, described him as a drunkard.
“My husband cannot do without going to a beer parlour and he must drink to stupor after which he usually loses self-control.
“He used to tell me that nobody can take away beer from his life,’’ she added.
Olorunisola also told the court that her husband womanised a lot and that she once read a message sent by one of his lovers.
The petitioner noted that her husband confessed and begged for forgiveness after she confronted him with the evidence of the text message.
She therefore, begged the court to dissolve the union, saying that she was tired of the marriage and no longer in love.
However, Olajide, 47, denied all the allegations, saying that it was his wife that was having extra-marital affairs.
“I caught my wife severally with a particular man at a particular spot at odd hours.
“On two occasions, my wife and her lover arrested me with police, claiming that I am threatening their lives,’’ he said.
Olajide who said that he stopped eating his wife’s food and making love to her because of her adulterous act, noted that he was afraid she might harm him either through food or sex.
The respondent said that his wife wanted to divorce him in order to marry her lover because his business was no longer booming.
“When my business was booming, I bought her two different cars and made life comfortable for her but now that things turned the other way, she started cheating on me and misbehaving.’’
The respondent conceded to the dissolution of the marriage, saying that he was also fed up with the union.
The court president, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case to Oct. 4 for judgment.